Seat Leon Cupra 280 sets a new Nürburgring record for front-wheel drive cars [video]

The new Seat Leon Cupra 280 was unveiled earlier this year packing a 276bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol, making it SEAT’s most powerful series production car ever.

The Cupra 280 DSG accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, while the top speed is 155mph. Prices start from £28,525 with first deliveries this month.

The hot Seat Leon Cupra 280 was recently on the extreme Nürburgring and managed to set a new lap record for a front-wheel drive car with a time of 7 minutes and 58.4 seconds.

The Leon Cupra 280 was driven by Seat touring car champion Jordi Gene with the car fitted with optional Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres. Jordi managed an average speed of 96.3mph, while hitting 150.4mph in the Tiergarten area.

Previous lap record was 8 minutes and 7.97 seconds, set by Renault Megane RS Trophy in 2011.

Honda is busy working on the next-generation Civic Type R with the aim from the start to brake the new Nürburgring lap record for a front-wheel drive car.


RELATED POSTS

2015 Range Rover Sport R-S hits the Nürburgring with a new bright blue graphic wrap
2015 Ford Mustang will be available to pre-order in Europe during the UEFA Champions League Final on...
Bentley Continental GT3-R for the road is here - packs 572bhp from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster revealed with 565bhp
Range Rover Sport SVR becomes the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring with a time of 8:14
First Furious 7 trailer is here and it is packed with high-speed action and explosions
Mercedes-Benz Vision G-Code concept has a solar cell paint that also draws energy from the wind
Which wacky racer are you?
Analysing the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S’ record-breaking Nürburgring lap
New McLaren 570S Design Editions revealed
New Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate packs 612 hp
All-new Volvo XC40 compact SUV pricing revealed
Tags: , , , , ,
linode.com