The recently unveiled Seat Leon Cupra has managed to set a new record on the Nurburgring for front-wheel drive cars, after lapping the track in just 7 minutes and 58, 4 seconds.
The new generation of the Seat Leon Cupra may have been officially introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, this week, but that didn’t stop the Spanish based automaker into previously taking it to the famous Nurburgring track, in Germany, where the C-segment hot hatch managed to set a new lap record for front-wheel drive cars, of 7:58,4. The previous record in this category was being held by the Renault Megane RS Trophy, which managed to lap the track in 8 minutes and 7,97 seconds, in 2011.
The Seat Leon Cupra 280 found in the video posted below has been driven by Jodi Gene, a touring car champion. The race car driver has managed to hit a top speed of 242 km/h (150.4 mph) and he averaged 155 km/h (96.3 mph). The Spanish hot hatch, produced under the close watch of Volkswagen, has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder TSI engine under its hood, which is good for 280 HP (206 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. When equipped with the DSG transmission, the vehicle can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and it can reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).