Hardly six months since the release of the first complete conversion kit, JE DESIGN well-known as a SEAT tuning specialist, is now presenting the highlight of its Leon suite - a wide body with wing doors. JE DESIGN also gives the new turbo-charged petrol engine an extra boost.
The direct injection TFSI engine, which VW has recently started to fit, promises a great deal of tuning potential. By means of modification to the engine management system, JE DESIGN squeezes 244bhp and 261 lbs-ft from this 2 litre turbo-charged four-cylinder engine, which otherwise generates 185bhp and 199 lbs-ft in the Seat Leon. This power boost enables this handsome Spaniard to race along 13 mph faster than the standard version. Even more impressive than the top speed of 150 mph is the awesome acceleration. The 6.3 seconds it takes to sprint from 0 to 60 instead of the standard 7.8 speak for themselves!
The Seat Leon makes a mighty impression after JE DESIGN has fitted it out with its wide body conversion kit. JE DESIGN starts off comparatively tamely at the front with a new front grille without a badge including a grille insert. Headlight lens covers lend this Spaniard a more serious "look". However, on reaching the side-mounted body styling elements, it becomes clear that we are not dealing with just an ordinary tuning job here.
To lend their vehicles an even more stylish look, chrome fetishists will not be able to resist ordering the 4-piece JE-DESIGN B-post decoration "3 D Chrom" with chrome inlays including a rear door surround. Complementing this is the set of door handle surrounds in addition to the trim panel for the lower boot lid edge.
So that the broader Seat Leon can run rings around the competition, JE DESIGN equips it with a coil-over suspension, which allows the suspension to be lowered between 35 and 65 mm to suit the driver’s individual taste.