The new high-performance brand brings performance to another dimension with the Leon Cupra R ST, a special edition for those who need an extra boost.

The Leon Cupra R ST brings uniqueness, sophistication and performance to the market, mixing the qualities expected of a Leon with the high-performance attributes of the Cupra brand. This model is set to stand out from the crowd, bringing together the high performance of its 296bhp/400Nm 2.0-litre TSI engine and the dynamic traction from its 4Drive system.

19-inch alloy rims with copper hub caps frame the front Brembo brakes - another hint to its overall performance Its highly tuned turbocharged, direct-injection petrol engine linked to a seven-speed DSG transmission means the Leon Cupra R ST can hit 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 250km/h.

The performance is accessible and manageable thanks to the vehicle's advanced 4Drive drive system, with an accomplished ride quality due to the specific Cupra dynamic chassis setup. In order to improve cornering speed and handling performance, new uprights have been added to the front axle that modifies the negative camber.

The performance is matched by the distinctive Cupra sound from the quad exhaust pipes at the rear of the vehicle giving drivers a sound as well as a visceral experience from behind the steering wheel.

Even at first glance the Leon Cupra R ST distinguishes itself from the competition with a compelling exterior design. The newly developed lateral air intakes with copper colour treatment give a subtle indication of the vehicle's heritage.

The rear spoiler benefits from the use of carbon fibre Add to this the extensive use of carbon fibre to maximise the Leon Cupra R ST's performance and aesthetics - the front splitter, the new rear spoiler, wing mirrors, the side skirts and the rear diffuser all benefit from the material - and the car's confidence becomes increasingly apparent.

Inside, illuminated aluminium plaques welcome the driver and passenger. The interior lining of the doors is finished in fabric with carbon fibre look.

Copper accents continue inside on the climate control vents, the central console, on the logo on the steering wheel and on the stitching of the bucket seats and steering wheel. Both the steering wheel and gear knob are upholstered in Alcantara to provide a plush, tactile finish.