Seat Leon ST Cupra Station Wagon Sets New Nurburgring Record

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The Nurburgring has been a testing ground for many cars and carmakers. They constantly try to set a record to lap the track the fastest, or try breaking previous records.

Along comes the Seat Station Wagon, which has just set the fastest lap for an estate car. The Seat Leon ST Cupra lapped the famous German track in 7 minutes and 58.1 seconds, which is 11 seconds faster than the previous record holder, Audi RS4 Avant.

Another surprising thing about the Seat Leon ST Cupra Station Wagon is that it lapped the Nurburgring half a second faster than its hatchback version, in spite of being 45 kilograms heavier!

Powering both the cars is a 2.0-litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that produces 276 horsepower—the record breaking estate was driven by Spanish racer, Jordi Gene.

The car that set the new record had the optional performance package, which gives the car larger brakes, 19-inch wheels and Michelin tyres.

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Story first published: Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:39 [IST]
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