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 6.4 seconds it takes to sprint from 0 to 60 instead of the standard 7.8 speak for themselves! The acceleration boost is available from JE DESIGN for 1777 dollars and comes complete with a TUV parts certificate. Needless to say, after this power enhancement, the engine still complies with the EI regulations.