The Seat Leon Cupra 280 has managed to set a new lap record on the Nurburgring for the fastest front-wheel drive car after finishing the track in just 7 minutes and 58.4 seconds.
A big achievement for the Spanish based automaker Seat is coming all the way from Germany, where the C-segment hot hatch Leon Cupra 28- has managed to take down the Nurburgring lap record for a front-wheel drive car. The model in question has managed to lap the track in just 7 minutes and 58.4 seconds, dethroning the Renault Megane RS Trophy, which managed to establish the previous record of 8 minutes and 7.97 seconds back in 2011.
The Seat Leon Cupra 280 in question has been driven by Jordi Gene, a touring car champion, who managed to average 154.9 km/h (96.3 mph) and hit a top speed of 242 km/h (150.4 mph) in the Tiergarten area. The car was fitted with the optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and its power is coming from the 2.0 liter TSI four-cylinder unit, which is rated at 280 HP (206 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The model equipped with the DSG can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).