SEAT is taking its new Leon Cupra 280’s performance capabilities very seriously with the launch of the new ‘Sub8 Performance Pack’, so named because the car is the first front-wheel drive car to dip under an eight minute lap at the Nürburgring. The optional pack includes 30mm bigger brakes, specially-designed 19-inch alloy wheels in either black or orange and body-coloured side skirts for £2025 all-in. And if you want to go even quicker you can spec semi-slick Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres for £460, interestingly £540 less than those available on hot hatch rival Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy.
Also new and available to order on Cupra 280s are two coloured exterior packs – Black-Line and White-Line for £500 which include CUPRA 19-inch alloy wheels, door mirrors, CUPRA tailgate lettering and front grille surround all picked out in either hue and black rear side spoilers also feature. You can even spec up new bucket seats at £1250. Pop in to your local SEAT dealer for more information or send an internet homing pigeon in the direction of www.seat.co.uk