Just two months following the world debut of the all new Seat Ibiza, the top of the range Cupra model is unveiled in Paris today. The sporty Ibiza Cupra features VW's 180 hp 1.4 TSI twin charger engine, 7-speed DSG gearbox and an enhanced electronic traction control system. Performance figures impress with a top speed of 225 km/h (140mph) and 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 7.5 seconds. Furthermore, the 1.4 TSI engine delivers a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,750-4,500 rpm. Fuel consumption is a combined 6.7 litres for every 100 km.

Visually, the sporty Cupra differentiates itself with a newly-designed front bumper with integrated spoiler and large air intakes, black honeycomb grille, 17 inch alloy wheels, larger brake discs with 4-piston callipers painted red, black mirror housings, and of course, "CUPRA" badges.

Inside, the Cupra features black upholstery sport seats with "CUPRA" logo on the backrest, shiny black trim, tri-spoke steering wheel with flattened bottom and DSG paddles. The instrument cluster has two newly-designed dials and includes a screen between the two containing Bluetooth telephone functions. Calls are handled by controls on the steering column.

Seat Ibiza Cupra Powers into Paris