2007 JE Design SEAT Leon 1 P FR review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 25 January 2007 , 21:01:58 byAlina

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JE Design SEAT Leon 1 P FR

A FR version of the Seat Leon was designed by Je Design. The new model features a bigger engine that is able to produce 193 BHP and 410 Nm of torque. The model can reach a top speed of 224 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. An electronic power boost for the new 2.0 TFSI leads to an incredible 180 kW and 355 Nm of torque. The modifications brought to the engine allow the model to reach a top speed of 235 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. The tuner also ensures that the Leon remains sure-footed despite its extra power. The suspension range comprises a set of sports suspension struts that actually bring the Leon FR 30 mm closer to the ground, which means it is easier to drive and has improved handling. Alternatively, the tuner offers sportier handling in the form of a coil-cover suspension kit, which changes the road clearance of this fiery Spaniard in the range from 35 to 65 mm.

The new JE Design SEAT Leon with the "FR" version was designed by the same specialist from Leingarten, Germany.

Instead to have125 kW (170 bhp), the new Seat has a bigger engine now 142 kW (193 bhp) with a torque increase from 85 to 410 Nm which permit better driving performance. The car has a top speed of 224 km/h (series: 218 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds (series: 8.2). The TDI still complies with the EI regulations.

An electronic power boost for the new 2.0 TFSI with 147 KW / 200 bhp leads to a terrific 180 kW (244 bhp) with a torque boost up to 355 Nm at 1,850 rpm. The modifications to the engine management system permit enhanced driving performance: A top speed of 235 km/h (series: 229 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 100 in 6.5 seconds (series: 7.3)! This power boost also comes with a TV parts certificate. In each case, the price includes a 1-year guarantee on the engine, drive train and gearbox. Upon request and subject to an extra charge, this can be extended by a further 12 months. A power boost for the new Leon CUPRA 2.0 TFSI with 176 KW / 240 bhp is in the pipeline.

JE DESIGN has a sporty front spoiler featuring an additional air vent in the corners make the Seat Leon look even classier when overtaking. JE DESIGN enhances the side view by fitting a set of side sills. The tuning specialist completes the rear view of this Spaniard by fitting a rear apron. Last but not least, a rear spoiler goes to create greater downforce on the rear axle, particularly at high speeds. These aerodynamic body-styling components are also available as a complete kit. In addition, it is also possible to order the self-adhesive JE-DESIGN roof fin "Shark attack" in a matt black finish.

Upon request, it is also possible to order a 4-pipe stainless steel rear silencer with chrome-plated tailpipes. This not only promises to generate an awesome sound, but also optimises the engine performance by reducing the back pressure.

The growing desire for chrome also leaves its mark on the Leon range from JE DESIGN. Besides a four-piece set of door handle surrounds, the price also includes the B-post trim "3 D Chrome" with a chrome inlay and a rear door surround in addition to the trim panel for the lower section of the boot lid.

The customers can choose from five sets of wheels. The climax of the offering in 17, 18 and 19 inch versions is the "Multispoke" complete set of wheels in chrome look in the dimension 8.0 x 19 ET 45 with size 225/35 R 19 Y tyres.

JE DESIGN also ensures that the Seat Leon remains sure-footed despite its extra power. The suspension range comprises a set of sports suspension struts, which brings the Leon FR around 30mm closer to the ground, and which noticeably improves the handling and ride comfort due to the lower centre of gravity.
Alternatively, the tuning specialist offers sportier handling in the form of a coil-over suspension kit, which changes the road clearance of this fiery Spaniard in the range from 35 to 65 mm. Upon request, constantly-acting deceleration from high speeds is guaranteed by a 4-piston sports braking system (330 x 28 mm) on the front axle.

Already fully tuned and styled: The new Seat Leon 1 P "FR" from JE DESIGN

* Power boost FR-TDI up to around 142 kW / 193 bhp and 410 Nm
* Power boost FR-TFSI up to around 180 kW / 244 bhp and 355 Nm
* 19 inch set of wheels "Multispoke" and suspension lowering by 35 mm
* 4-piston sports braking system
* Complete aerodynamic body-styling kit