Sunday, 16 December 2018

SEAT set to stir up the hatch brigade

SEAT is all set to stir up the hot hatch brigade once again with the launch of a new “Ultimate

SEAT is all set to stir up the hot hatch brigade once again with the launch of a new “Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack”.

Mirroring the exact specification of its creation which became the first front-wheel-drive production car to dip under the magic eight-minute Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time, the pack is set to cost £4,200.

A Leon SC CUPRA 280 fitted with the Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack is no impractical trackday toy. It’s every inch a proper hot hatch, just with an even more focused nature than the multi-award-winning Leon on which it’s based. It’s even got rear seats and a radio, DAB at that.

Nevertheless, it’ll still make a simple trundle to the shops an occasion and not a chore, and garner plenty of attention along the way. Plus, given the fact that each car will be built to order, its exclusivity is assured.

Specifying the Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack on a Leon SC CUPRA 280, costing £27,210 in manual guise, brings the price to £31,410.



A sizeable £5,020 less than its closest direct rival, the two-seater Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R at £36,430.

Or, closer to £7,000 by the time the latter’s Performance Brake pack, electric door mirrors and satellite navigation extras are thrown into the equation.

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