The Spanish based automaker Seat is planning to have the fastest front-wheel drive production car on the Nordschleife once again, after the title has been stolen by Renault.

Do you remember the Seat Leon Cupra 280 and its record breaking lap on the Nurburgring? Well, if you do, than you should forget it for the moment because the Spanish hot hatch is no longer the fastest road-going front-wheel drive vehicle around the German track as the title has been recently stolen by Renault, with its Megane RS 275 Trophy-R.

“Yes Renault have the record, but it’s a very different type of car to ours. If we removed parts from our car, it’s only four seconds, I’m confident we could beat it”, said Sven Schawe, the Leon Cupra chassis development manager.

As you probably already know by now, the Seat Leon Cupra 280 has a 2.0 liter TSI four-cylinder engine under its hood, which is rated at 280 HP (206 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The model has a DSG transmission and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.7 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).


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