The Iberian sports car is decorated in bronze with this unique finish

The Iberian sports car is decorated in bronze with this unique finish


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As if he wasn’t athletic enough, Cupra Leon gets a new iteration even stronger. The Iberian sports car manufacturer has launched the Leon VZ Cup, a version that improves upon some of the specifications of the supercharged compact. This track-clad cousin of the Seat Leon aims above all to “pay homage to the Cup competition models”.

Outside, Cupra Leon VZ Cup therefore special sports items. All in carbon fiber, the rear spoiler of the five-door version is now bronze. “It makes the air flow in the bodywork more fluid”, assures Cupra. The car also has black aluminum side skirts and 19-inch bronze rims. The mirror shells receive a bronze carbon fiber treatment.

New buckets placed on the road

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Cupra León | Photos of the VZ Cup special series (2022)
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Cupra León VZ Cup (2022)Credit Image – Cupra

This new Cup Edition adds Cup Bucket seats to the interior of the Cupra Leon VZ. Lowered than the Leon VZ, they are available in black or blue, and are straight forward Inside the Cupra Formentor VZ5. “They offer greater lateral support, and a better driving experience,” promises the manufacturer, who notes that their rear side is made of carbon fiber.

From 245 to 310 hp depending on the version

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Cupra León VZ Cup (2022)Credit Image – Cupra

In addition to this addition, the driving position of the Leon Cup VZ gets brass stitching on the dashboard. A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch central touchscreen are part of this premium finish. The Cupra Supersports steering wheel is finally exclusive to this version. It sports “ergonomic controls” that are “strategically” placed so that the driver can start the Cupra mode more quickly after starting the engine. We will not forget to respect the warm time, okay.

At the time of purchase, a Spanish sports car can be configured and three different petrol engines. It is therefore available with a 2.0 TSI e-Hybrid engine of 245 hp, a 2.0 TSI 4Drive of 310 hp and a direct DSG gearbox on the ST station wagon version, and a 2.0 TSI of 300 hp. Prices start at €47,610, compared to €41,320 for the base Cupra Leon VZ. The order book is already open in our regions.

In short

The Cupra Leon VZ is entitled to an exclusive special series. Called the Cup, it reinforces the high-class and aggressive character of this sports car, by providing many details in copper carbon fiber. The car receives 19-inch rims, and new Cup bucket seats on its dashboard. It is available with three different engines with power from 245 to 310 hp. Its phone price is set at €47,610.

Quentin Gueroult