Seat Leon Cupra 280 Runs Rings Around the Competition

In Featured Articles, Seat, Speed, Sports Cars by Jonathan Humphrey

SEAT Leon Cupra 280 DSG laps the Nürburgring circuit in 7:58.4 minutes


The SEAT Leon Cupra 280 smashed the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for a front-wheel drive car. Setting a blistering time of 7:58.4, The SEAT Leon Cupra now becomes the fastest FWD production model to dip below the eight-minute barrier.

The car used to set the amazing lap time was a production-specification SEAT Leon Cupra 280 DSG, equipped with the optional Performance Pack that adds Brembo high-performance brakes, specially designed 19-inch alloy wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres to the car.

The record was formally announced at the  Geneva Motor Show press conference by Seat’s President Jürgen Stackmann: “Our ultimate expression of the successful Leon formula is the all new Leon Cupra. It is the fastest and the most powerful car we have ever built and yet is a comfortable family car. The Cupra is our new icon.”

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