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Seat Ibiza Cupra R 1.8 specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1119 kg (2467 lbs)
Introduced 2000
Origin country Spain
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0 - 100 kph7.2 s
1000 m28.3 s
Top speed225 kph (140 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Inline 4, turbocharged
Displacement 1.8 l (110 ci)
Power 180 ps (178 bhp / 132 kw) @ 5600 rpm
Torque 235 Nm (173 lb-ft) @ 5000 rpm
Power / liter 100 ps (99 hp)
Power / weight 161 ps (159 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive
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Corvolet3  2m ago

This Ibiza introduced us to power we have never seen before. With 180 horsepower and a turbocharger it offered significantly better performance than even the best hot hatches from the 90s, while also accelerating as quickly as the later Golf 5 GTI. 7.2 seconds 0-100 and just about 36 seconds 0-200 with a top speed of over 225kph made this a very interesting pocket rocket for its time


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TypeF173  2m ago

Seat have quite the following here. Interesting. But recently I've lost track of their product lines.

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Corvolet3  2m ago @TypeF173

Basically they started out being owned by Fiat. The Mk1 was still based on the Fiat, but received engines tuned by Porsche. The Mk2 on the other hand was on the platform of the Polo III but got the engines from the Golf III GTI. Since they were not exactly the best and the Ibiza was almost as heavy as the Golf III they never really performed that much better. But this Cupra R brought somw change.

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TypeF173  2m ago @Corvolet3

Yes they were you are right! And they were styled and designed by Pininfarina I'm very sure from memory, without checking!🙂

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Corvolet3  2m ago @TypeF173

A lot of common cars from the 70s to 90s were. Shame that's not the case today.

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Corvolet3  2y ago

Incredibly fast for a small car from that time.


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Mara  10m ago

As fast as a diesel mercedes lol

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FastestLaps  10m ago @Mara

The top V6 CDI model. Maybe. And only in straight line.