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The Seat Leon Cupra 280 has now become the fastest ever front wheel drive production car to complete a lap around Germany's famous Nurburgring.

The Leon Cupra 280 is the first front wheel drive production car to go sub eight minutes and knocked a whopping 10 seconds off the previous record set by the Renault Megane RS265 Trophy back in 2011.

The previous record was set at 8:07:97 and the Leon Cupra now holds the lap record of 7:58:44. This has set a real challenge to Honda who had recently said that their new 2015 Civic Type-R was going to be the first front wheel drive production car to break the 8 minute barrier. Now we will see if they can break the record set by the Leon Cupra. The Civic Type-R will be released next year. Do you think it will be able to beat this record?

Over this lap the Leon Cupra had an average speed of 154.5kmph and it was driven by Jordi Gene, the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and Spanish European Touring Car Championship (SETCC) driver.

The record was broken using the 2.0L 4 cylinder engine and the optional Performance Pack which includes: high performance Brembo brakes, 19” inch alloys and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres which helped to improve the overall performance of the car.

Watch Jordi Gene driving the Seat Leon Cupra 280 break the lap record at the Nurburgring, Germany:

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