New Seat Leon Cupra
Seat Leon Cupra
It has been revealed today that the Volkswagen owned and produced Seat Leon Cupra is the fasted front wheel drive model to ever make the production stage. The model has been testing at the Nurburgring and has been breaking record after record.
The Volkswagen owned Seat brand, is set for one of the biggest years in the firms history as the Volkswagen Group look to edge closer to being the worlds best selling car manufacturer. Last year, the Volkswagen Group came up short and finished third behind General Motors and Toyota who topped off the list.
Volkswagen have revealed they plan to push all brands including the Seat, Skoda and Audi brands. The firm stated that the Audi brand fell short last year which may have been down to bad press and a number of marketing strategies. However, Seat with the new Leon Cupra model is set to push the brand in the right direction.
The Seat model staggeringly posted faster lap times than that seen in an Aston Martin DBS, Audi R8 and a Porsche Cayman S model. Not surprisingly, the new Leon model is the fastest and most powerful model the Spanish brand has ever built.
The model is powered by a 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol engine capable of achieving 278 bhp. The engine when paired with the new Volkswagen DSG gearbox helps the model reach 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds.
However, whilst the model currently holds the fastest FWD model title, Japanese brand Honda plan on taking the title straight off the Leon model. The new Honda Civic Type R has been featured on Shortfall in the past and it has been rumoured that the model has been setting some blistering lap times at the Nurburgring circuit in recent months. The Honda Civic model is also set to line up at the Geneva Motor Show in the next few days.