SEAT launches its fastest production car – the Leon SC Cupra 280 ‘Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack’

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Volkswagen Group owned SEAT is all set to launch of a new ‘Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack’ on the Leon SC Cupra 280 hot-hatch. Mirroring the exact specification of its creation which became the first front-wheel-drive production car to dip under the magic eight-minute Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time, the pack will cost £4,200.

SEAT Leon SC CUPRA 280 Ultimate

SEAT puts the  Leon SC CUPRA 280 fitted with the Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack as a daily driving hot-hatch with rear seats and a radio, while still being a very handy track-day tool. Each car will also be built to order, so it’ll be quite exclusive as well.

Courtesy of some weight reduction trickery, the comprehensive pack swaps climate control for a simpler heating system, while even four of the CUPRA’s usual eight speakers have been ditched in the dieting process. The weight loss programme has also seen the Leon CUPRA 280 slimmed down through the loss of the centre console armrest and rear air vents, while even the storage boxes under the front seat have been binned.

The rest of the pack is as per the standard Sub8 Performance Pack, which means lightweight multi-spoke 19-inch alloys in black or orange, 30mm larger brakes with Brembo callipers and body-coloured side skirts. Semi-slick Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres can be included too for £460.

Keeping it extremely simple for customers, there’s the usual choice of six-speed manual or slick-shifting DSG transmission, but, in keeping with its stripped back approach, no options. Other driving aids include DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) and CUPRA Drive Profile, providing the choice of Normal, Sport, CUPRA and Individual settings, to adjust the suspension, throttle sensitivity, gearbox and engine note, according to the whim of the driver’s mood. There’s also cruise control, rear parking sensors, touchscreen satellite navigation and tyre pressure monitor.

Specifying the Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack on a Leon SC CUPRA 280, costing £27,210 in manual guise, brings the price to £31,410 (INR 30 lakh estimated).The Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack can be specified now with all new Leon SC CUPRA 280 orders.

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