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FR stands for Formula Racing at Seat and their new Seat Leon FR is almost as powerful as a race car. Engineers from JE Design wanted to turn the 2010 Seat Leon FR into a real sports car and they launched a special tuning program which includes performance and design upgrades.
The stock version of this car is powered by a petrol engine with 211 HP and this version, after a couple of tweaks and an optimization of the control unit, can deliver 270 HP and it comes with a maximum torque of 355 Nm. This power boost makes the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and it will cost 1499 Euros.
The model equipped with the TDI diesel engine also got a power upgrade and it now has 204 HP and 380 Nm of torque after an ECU upgrade. With this upgrade, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and it costs only 1339 Euros.
But the most impressive improvement to the JE DESIGN Seat Leon FR comes at the exterior level where the car tuning company installed a new aerodynamics package that consists of a new front spoiler with a double lip, side skirts and a rear skirt that includes a rear diffuser. Another major modification to the car’s exterior that will certainly attract a lot of buyers was installing wing-doors.
Other changes made to this car were installing a new exhaust muffler system, a new suspension system which lowers the car by 35mm and 19″ alloy wheels.
[Source: JE Design]
Even though Seat Exeo ST is a new comer in the luxury estate class the car is already appreciated and JE Design started an extensive tuning program for it. The car tuning company wanted to make it look sporty and they made a special aerodynamics kit for it. The car’s front side received a new front spoiler and a sport radiator grill which comes without the manufacturer’s logo. The rear side received a carbon fiber diffuser and a rear top spoiler and alongside the car the guys from JE Design installed aggressive side skirts.
Under the hood, JE Design also made some modifications to the car’s engines and after tweaking the engine management the 2.0L TDI now offers 215 HP instead of the serial 170 HP while the TSFI engine was brought to 245 HP and a maximum torque of 355 Nm.
The car also received shortened suspension springs which lowers the car closer to the ground by 35mm and with new 19″ multispoke wheels equipped with wide, high performance tires, the JE Design Seat Exeo ST gained a lot in handling. The car’s wheels have a graphite matt surface and matt silver edges that add a nice touch to this car.
The special version of Seat Exeo ST also received a lot of improvements to the car’s interior and with a new steering wheel and a special leather package this car is really luxurious. JE Design could also embroider a logo in the back rests on the front seats if the customers want that and they offer even more upgrades for customers who seek more comfort.
[Source: JE Design Press Release]
SEAT will release a new special edition model based on the Ibiza 5dr 1.4 Sport. The company will produce only 150 examples of their special Ibiza Black in the United Kingdom and the car will have black hue and a lot of new styling elements to make it look sportier. It has a completely new body kit with front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, tailgate roof spoiler, dark tinted rear windows and 17″ alloy wheels.
They will also include all the latest gadgets and comfort options like air conditioning, sports seats, electric windows, a multimedia system with six speakers and MP3 with controls on the new leather steering wheel and other extras. Seat will also install a trip computer and integrated fog lights with cornering function on the front side of this car and the prices will start from £12,345.