The basic Leon is a small family car made by the Seat car company, which is part of the Volkswagen Group. This of course explains why the car shares several components with for example the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta, the Audi A3 and TT and the Skoda Octavia.
Currently in its second generation, the Leon was released in 2005, and features a new design (by Walter de'Silva), a style which was first seen with the Seat Altea.
Most engine types of the Leon service their all-round family car purpose, but there are two particular engines which stand out: the 2.0 TFSI Cupra (237bhp), and the top-of-the-range 2.0 TFSI Cupra R (261bhp), with the latter engine being the same as in the Audi S3, the Golf R and the Scirocco R.
The Cupra R has a limited top speed of 250 km/h, and can reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 6.2 seconds! Mind you, the Cupra isn't slow either, it does the same sprint in 6.4 seconds.
Toss in 18" alloys, red brake callpers, an oval exhaust, sport seats, drilled-aluminium sports pedals and lashings of Cupra logos, and you've got yourself a very nice set of wheels!