Some may find this bodykit for the Cupra Leon theatrical, but when it comes to breaking bread on the circuit, the laughs will pass quickly.

The Widebody exterior kit from JE Design is nothing new. The German manufacturer originally from Leingarten near Heilbronn has offered it in the Pro Cupra Leon Sportstourer since last May. It’s surprising that it chose a less dynamic station wagon for the sports trim, but that’s okay because it now offers it for the five-door hatchback as well. He discovered that the packet had considerable potential.

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The team led by Jochen Eckelt paid a lot of attention to aerodynamics. We can reap the fruits of their labor in the form of a three-part front spoiler with an adjustable middle part to increase downforce on the front axle. The fenders line both ends of the fin, which in the upper part is complemented by an extension in the body color. These elements help to optimize the air vortex around the wheels and better cool the brakes. The assembly comes in a glossy black finish, so you can leave it as is or paint it as you wish. Only the side skirts are an eye-catcher, as are the carbon mirror covers, if you don’t consider their weight of only 64 g to be a technical feature.

On the other hand, there is no need to discuss the benefit of the rear wing. It consists of two large side panels and a double spoiler in the upper part. The base is attached to the trunk lid in three places, and the fourth anchor point connects the upper slats to the roof. The reason for this is maximum stabilization, because the wing will rise a lot. At a speed of 200 km/h, it generates a downforce of 180 kg.

When the work was done, Jochen Eckelt thought he would like to test the car on the circuit and attack the once lost record. In 2015, the tuner with the Seat Leon Cupra set the best time at the Sachsenring among front-wheel drive production cars. However, it surpassed the rival Volkswagen Golf.

Now the Cupra Leon is back with the Widebody kit. She also took the adjustable KW V4 chassis, lightweight battery, ATS wheels and APR performance upgrade from Stage48 into the fray. With a time of 1:32.82 and a lead of 1.93 seconds, the title returned to JE Design. By the way, the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 is only two hundredths faster on the circuit. This motivated the tuner to start work on a limited series of Widebody RS-R cars for circuit enthusiasts.

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If you don’t have racing ambitions, JE Design offers its own lightweight set of wheels with 255/30 R 19 tires and springs for the car, which lower the car by 20 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear. The standard adaptive chassis remains fully functional. All parts have full homologation.