From the ever well-liked Volkswagen Golf GTI to the Honda Civic Type R, the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3 Sportback, the recent hatch section has grow to be extra populated, and extra powefull, than ever. So a lot so, the truth is, new time period has been coined to explain probably the most potent of the lot, that are known as hyper hatches.

Apart from the aforementioned fashions, if, for some cause, you don’t fancy the Ford Focus RS or the Peugeot 308 GTi, maybe you may wish to take a look at Seat’s lineup. More particularly, the Cupra model of the Leon, which has just lately being renamed as a part of the Spanish automaker’s newly launched efficiency model.

Riding on the identical platform because the VW Golf R and utilizing the identical 2.Zero-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, too, it has 300PS (296hp) and 380Nm (280lb-ft) of torque in its newest iteration. It wants lower than 6 seconds to hit 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill, and can preserve going as much as 250km/h (155mph).

On paper, that’s sufficient to high older supercars, however how would it not address a further 150PS (148hp)? MotorsportMagazine gives the reply with a video displaying a tuned model of the Leon Cupra that places out at least 450 horsepower.

To reveal that it’s a completely new beast, the clip shows its acceleration from Zero to 264km/h (164mph), with the redline at 7,000rpm, so chances are you’ll wish to seize a chair earlier than checking it out under, as issues unfold fairly quick.


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