The Seat Leon Cupra ST has reportedly lapped the famous Nurburgring in a record 7:58-min time

The Seat Leon Cupra ST has reportedly lapped the famous Nurburgring in a record 7:58-min time.

TopGear.com reports this is the fastest estate to run the Green Hell, beating the previous record holder, the Audi RS4 Avant B7 with its 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8. The Leon Cupra ST is even faster than its 3-door version, despite being 45 kg heavier.

Spanish racer Jordi Gené, the man behind the wheel of the record breaking Leon Cupra ST, commented that “in high speed corners the ST rear axle is more progressive, and the top speed is higher with the better drag coefficient. What we lose exiting some corners we get it back in high-speed turns and on the straights. With the longer body here we can play with the rear end, to help position the car. It is a very nice racing feeling when you disconnect the ESC.”

The vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit, delivering 280 PS (206 kW) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). When equipped with the optional DSG gearbox, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6 seconds.

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