2008 Seat Leon Cupra K1 review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 , 10:02:57 byAngela

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Seat Leon Cupra K1

Seat revealed new options for its limited edition, the Leon Cupra. The model features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that is able to produce 240 PS and the styling additions include re-worked front and rear bumpers, smart side skirts, a more pronounced tailgate spoiler and unique oval exhaust. The model will be available in a range of 4 eye-catching colors. With the K1 additions the standard Cupra costs only EUR 1000 more. Bi-xenon headlights and AFS dynamic bend lighting are also available now for EUR 870 and also the optional 18-inch Orion alloys in black or white are available for EUR 205. The price for the standard Cupra was reduced from EUR 19.695 to EUR 19.495 and the model with the body kit is now EUR 20.495. With the new modifications, the Seat Cupra has more road presence and thanks to the new alloy wheels, will be able to turn some heads around.

Fresh for the imminent `08` plate change SEAT is giving its most potent road-going model - the muscular Leon Cupra - the option of an even more sporty look courtesy of a dramatic limited edition styling kit version.

The impressive additions to the Leon`s already lithe lines give the 240 PS, turbocharged 2.0-litre Cupra even more of the look of the race-winning SEAT Sport BTCC car, which is set to compete for top honours again this year.

Boasting a bespoke K1 boot badge, the limited edition car`s comprehensive styling additions include extensively re-worked front and rear bumpers, smart side skirts, a more pronounced tailgate spoiler and unique chrome-tipped, centrally-mounted, oval exhaust.

The car`s enhancements come in a range of eye-catching colours: Inferi Black, Emocion Red, Luna Grey and Candy White, and it is available to order now through the SEAT UK dealer network.

Great value at just £1,000 RRP over the standard Cupra, the K1 additions arrive at the same time as a change to the Leon range-topper`s equipment manifest. Powerful Bi-xenon headlights, complete with AFS dynamic bend lighting that follows the turn of the steering wheel to help ensure the beam is always pointing precisely where the car`s headed, are now a £870 option.

At the same time new, optional, 18" Orion alloy wheels in black or white are made available at £205 RRP.

The best news for Cupra fans, though, is that the standard car`s price has been trimmed, from £19,695 RRP to £19,495 RRP, to make the 153 mph flier even easier on the pocket. The body kitted K1 therefore costs £20,495 RRP.

SEAT UK`s Head of Marketing, Steve Robertson, said of the Cupra changes: `The K1 styling kit gives the car even more road presence, and clearly recalls the look of our super-quick BTCC competitor.

`Together with the optional black or white Orion alloy wheels, it ensures the Cupra has an outstanding look to match its outstanding performance.`