Seat has given its flagship hot hatch, the Leon Cupra, even more power, stretching the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder to 290PS and plans to unveil the car officially at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
When fitted with the optional DSG dual-clutch transmission, Seat claims the Cupra 290 needs just 5.7 seconds to complete the century sprint, topping out at its 250km/h electronically controlled limit.
The new Cupra 290 also brings with it better fuel economy to go along with the added grunt, with a claimed 5.5-litres/100km possible with the DSG transmission option. Even with a manual, however, the car will still return an impressive claimed figure of 5.72-litres/100km. All that frugality means low CO2 emissions of between 149g/km to 156g/km.
Seat has fitted their new top tier Leon Cupra with a number of components in the pursuit of speed such a front-axle mechanical differential lock, progressive steering, and a finely tuned Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) system.
It also gets 19-inch wheels as standard, full-LED headlamps and LED rear lights on the outside while on the inside the driver and passengers enjoy Alcantara sports seats, satellite navigation and infotainment functions through its 6.5-inch color touchscreen as well as LED ambient interior lighting.
The optional Sub8 performance pack adds higher-performance tyres, a bespoke wheel design and an uprated braking package.