What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled SEAT Steals Nürburgring FWD Lap Record From Renault

The SEAT Leon Cupra has apparently beaten the previous lap record for a front-wheel-drive car around the green hell by around ten seconds. The 276bhp hot hatch set a time of 7m58.4s, so it's also the first FWD car to break the eight-minute barrier. And it's faster than the SRT Viper, the Aston DBS and the Cadillac CTS-V, apparently. Take that, rear-wheel-drive.

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The previous record was, obviously, held by the mighty Renault Mégane RS 265 Trophy with 8m07.97s, and I like Renault a whole lot more than SEAT. I hope Renault Sport get back out there and kick those krautspaniards' asses.

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