Seat Leon St Cupra on the fast track

The Seat Leon ST Cupra will celebrate its debut at this year’s Wörthersee Treffen.

The front-wheel drive car has proven its sporty performance, with its record time of 7:58.12 minutes around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, achieved, for the first time, by the Spanish racing driver and SEAT brand ambassador, Jordi Gené. “It was an indescribable feeling to get the best out of this car and to be the first to achieve this record,” said Gené.

The sports tourer benefits significantly from the limited front slip differential (VAQ) of the SEAT Leon Cupra and the six-speed manual gearbox — systems that ensure a secure grip on the road, even under difficult conditions. “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 Neil Dalton, head of marketing and product at Seat Ireland. The Leon ST Cupra will be available in Ireland this summer: one model will be offered, the top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI engine with dual injection and variable camshaft timing, delivering an output of 280bhp.

With a maximum load space of 1,470 litres, and an acceleration of zero to 100 km/h in just 6.0 seconds, this is a car that offers a heady blend of performance and versatility. The car can be ordered now and will be priced from €37,075.



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