Seat Leon Cupra in “suburban” performance swung at one of the most prestigious records and procured the status of the fastest car on the Nordschleife. Moreover, Cupra ST was able to beat not only the heavyweights such as Audi RS6 Avant and BMW M5 Touring, but also similar in Cupra hatchback.
Moreover, the wagon has traveled its closest relative – hatchback Seat Leon Cupra. Passing Northern loop in 7 minutes and 58 seconds, Leon Cupra ST ahead of its three-door counterpart by 0.4 seconds. Pilot wagon Jordi Gene, the author of the record, says that it depends on the rear suspension, a longer wheelbase and better aerodynamics: According to the pilot, touring much better behaved in the running of high-speed corners and on the straights.
Auto Evolution Edition notes that the 507-hp BMW M5 Touring wagon could do the same thing only in 8 minutes and 13 seconds. Audi RS6 Avant in 2008 demonstrated time in 8 minutes and 9 seconds, but in 2013 RS6 result was improved by 4 seconds.
Interestingly, the fastest on the Nordschleife was far not the most powerful station wagon: Seat leon Cupra ST is equipped with a 280-horsepower two-liter turbo engine is paired with a robotic gearbox DSG. This duo enables wagon to accelerate to 100 km / h in 6 seconds.