Function meets Form | Mar. 11-15

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Jake H. "Seat Leon K1"

Shout out to Neil Sterry our one and only Uk photographer killing it for Gripset in the United Kingdom. He found this feature himself, a great eye for talent. He went out on his own to provide us this great coverage once again. Since day one his been working extra hard!


WHAT CHU KNOW BOUT DAT!?! Keeping it fresh from all across the nation. This weeks feature is an original sight for sore eyes. A stunning body of streaming lines in a neat platform. Not everyone can travel the world an see new things, money to blow may be to scarce these days for some to do things like that. So with the help of great guys like Neil, we can at least visually stimulate that idea and take you there with photos. Probably the first time something like this has crossed our plate, an original feature and just a drop dead gorgeous car. The SEAT León, pronounced ˈse.at leˈon, originally built by the Spanish car manufacturer "SEAT" since 1998; managed by the VW group sharing the notable MK5 Chassis. The SEAT sports models even carry the MK5/GTI/AUDI power-plant. You might even say they look similar, but what separates the two......is the owner! Revamped Jakes vision of his "cupra" is why he's here. Strikingly classy the redone leather seating in a hue of red make the cabin pop, and it looks so damn comfy. Coupled with the interior, the rim & tire fitment makes this "Seat Leon" pure win.

Random side note: Now during our research for the storyline, We stumbled upon some vital info....this car here is 1 of 100 units. Known as the Cupra Limited Edition, we believe those figures might be based on per calendar year units, still making it rare nonetheless.


The motivation
I bought this Seat Leon K1 back in February 2012. A baby on the way meant I needed a five door car so it would be easier getting in and out of. I was going to keep it standard, but I have a reputation for going outrageously low from my previous cars to live up to. The air ride gets the car sitting on the ground and compliments the cars curves while retaining comfort when driving. All the mods have been carried out with my baby in mind, the interior has been re-trimmed in red leather with diamond quilting, so the color would pop out against the white body work, but still be easy to clean.


Mods

Exterior
Genuine cupra k1 front bumper | rear bumper | skirts and spoiler | Roof | Rear valance and front Seat badge painted black

Interior
Full cupra interior retrimmed in poppy red leather with white double diamond quilting | poppy red leather dash with white diamond quilting and black alcantara clock surround | 280mm momo team steering wheel trimmed in poppy red leather with white stitching | All pillars and headlining in black alcantara | Custom red leather matts.

Engine
BWJ 2.0 TFSI with a KO4 turbo | Loba high pressure fuel pump | Front mount twintercooler | Neuspeed induction kit with heatsheild | Stage 1+ map

Suspension
Airlift XL slam front and rear bags and Airlift shocks | Easy ride v1 4way management.

Wheels
3sdm 0.01 with custom polished finish | 19x8.5 et 35 fronts wrapped in 215/35/19 | 19x9.5 et42 rears wrapped in 215/35/19

Ice
JBL GTO components all round



Future mods
To tidy up the boot build, and rebuild the sub into the boot build. Full colour change. Smoothed engine bay. More power maybe a gtx 35 and fully rebuilt engine.




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