Carl’s Seat Leon Cupra 1.8 20v Turbo

1 Posted by - February 14, 2017 - Cars

Hi, I'm Carl and this is my Seat Leon Cupra 1.8 20v Turbo.

The car came to me in a bit of a sorry state.

I bought the car after I accidently blew the engine on my Subaru Impreza WRX, so I needed something cheap with a bit of potential that I could put some time and effort into to make my own.

When I got the car it had a slipping clutch, had a side skirt totally missing, one of the quarter panels was badly damaged, a lot of the interior trims were broken or missing, plus lots of silly things that needed attention.

I replaced the clutch, and all of the broken or missing parts including the parcel shelf, glove box ashtrays etc, and resprayed the quarter panel and replaced the side skirt, so she started to look her old self again.

With that, the modifying could begin! The car was already on adjustable coilovers when I bought her, plus a full stainless exhaust system which has a lovely tone, a carbon fibre induction kit, HID headlights and an adjustable dump valve.

The car is also remapped so I decided to go subtle with my additions. I've fitted KEI Racing 17" alloy wheels, Audi S3 cream suede and black leather Recaro seats, a boost gauge mounted in an air vent pod, and Focus RS bonnet vents.

I also changed the cream headlining for a black one, and I did some engine dress up, added some green Cupra side decals, with green painted callipers to match. I painted the mirror covers Grey and I also tinted the red lenses on the rear lights leaving the reverse light clear to tie in with that I've tinted the front headlights with fly eye film. The bodywork hasn't been forgotten and has been treated with an Autoglym life shine pack.

The car is far from finished, and will be getting the rear windows tinted in the near future, I also plan on upgrading to a Cupra R front and rear bumper and a Cupra R brake set up.

I hope you like what I've done with the car so far.

-Carl

 



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