It's Official: Seat Has The Fastest Estate!

BY Azfar Hashim

The Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 lapped the Nurburgring in 7:58.12

With a record-breaking time of 7:58.12 minutes, the Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 is the fastest estate car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, faster than the previous record holder, the Audi RS4. Making its world debut at this year's Wörthersee Treffen in Austria, the latest addition to the Cupra stable is also set to excite the expected 200,000 car fans and tuners from a host of different countries.

Speaking about the record which he set, using the standard front-wheel-drive production estate with manual transmission and Performance Pack, Spanish racing driver and Seat brand ambassador Jordi Gené, said, “It was an indescribable feeling to get the best out of this car and to be the first to achieve this record.” The sports tourer benefits significantly from the Limited Front Slip Differential (VAQ) of the Seat Leon Cupra 280 and the six-speed manual gearbox.

“The Leon ST Cupra reinforces that an estate car doesn’t have to be a compromise. This record time is not only another symbol of our claim ‘Technology to Enjoy’, but also sets new standards. The Seat Leon ST Cupra is a sports car for the whole family,” said Dr. Matthias Rabe, Seat Vice President for Research and Development.

And at this year's Wörthersee Treffen in Austria, the Leon ST Cupra 280 will also be showcased with the “Black” Performance Pack. Painted in Dynamic Grey paintwork, it gets 19-inch alloy wheels, Brembo high-performance braking system and body-colour side skirts.