The Seat Leon Cupra 280 is now available in the UK with a performance pack to tie-in with the Spanish manufacturer's recent assault on the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars at the Nürburgring.
The 'Sub8 Performance Pack' – first seen in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – is priced at £2025. The upgrade isn't available for retro-fitting to existing customers' cars, but can be specified at the time of order.
The optional equipment includes uprated brakes. At 370mm, the discs are 30mm larger than the stoppers fitted to the standard Leon Cupra 280, and come with Brembo four-piston callipers.
To accommodate the larger brakes, the pack also includes a special design of 19-inch alloy wheels available in either black or orange, while the final additions are side skirts in the same colour as the car's body.
Earlier this year, the Leon Cupra 280 dipped under the eight-minute standard for a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. At the time its 7min 58.4sec effort became the fastest time for a front-wheel-drive production car, but Renault wrested back the record with a 7min 54.3sec lap in the Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R in May.