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SEAT Leon ST Cupra is the fastest estate car at the Nürburgring

CarsBy Robbie Farrell
Prices for the SEAT Leon ST Cupra start at €37,075
Prices for the SEAT Leon ST Cupra start at €37,075

With a ground-breaking best time of 7:58.12minutes the SEAT Leon ST Cupra is the fastest estate car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The powerful estate car makes its world debut at thisyear's Wörthersee Treffen in Austria and makes the hearts of the expected 200,000 car fans and tuners from a host of different countries beat faster. 

In total, SEAT will showcase a total of five impressive variants from theLeon range. SEAT will travel from Martorell in Spain to Reifnitz on Wörthersee, some 1,515 kilometres away.

The SEAT Leon ST Cupra will celebrate its debut at the legendary at this year's Wörthersee Treffen meeting which continues until Saturday 16th May.

The front-wheel drive car has proven its sporty performance with its groundbreaking 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 Jordi Gené.

The sports tourer benefits significantly from the Limited Front Slip Differential (VAQ) of the SEAT Leon Cupra and the 6-speed manual gearbox – systems that enable it to 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.

At this year’s cult event, the front-wheel drive car will also be presented with the “Black” Performance Pack. Painted in Dynamic Grey, it is sure to cut a dynamic figure with its 19-inch alloy wheels, its BREMBO 4-pistons high-performance brake system and body-colour side flares.

Through its sublime blend of power and comfort, the SEAT Leon ST Cupra achieves a perfect balance which appeals to both the heart and the head not only is there space for the whole family, the powerful 280 hp engine also delivers thrilling performance.

The SEAT Leon ST Cupra will be available in Ireland this summer where there will be one model offered, the top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI engine with dual injection and variable camshaft timing delivering an output of 280 bhp.

With a maximum load space of 1,470 litres, in a car that can accelerate from 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 here in Ireland from the extensive SEAT dealer network which includes 22 SEAT dealers nationwide.

Prices for the SEAT Leon ST Cupra start at €37,075.