The Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R just took the front-wheel drive Nürburgring lap record from the Seat Leon Cupra 280 but it looks like the Spanish automaker isn't going down without a fight.
In an interview with Auto Express, Leon Cupra chassis development manager Sven Schawe said "Yes Renault have the record, but it's a very different type of car to ours. If we removed parts from our car, it's only four seconds, I'm confident we could beat it."
Schawe went on to suggest the company could offer a lightweight model to retake the front-wheel drive lap record. While nothing is official, Schawe said "We already have a car like this" and they have to decide if they want to "continue this competition with Renault." There's no word on whether or not the lightweight model will be approved for production but Schawe suggested it would only be green-lighted if there was enough demand from customers.