Seat is to set to stir up the hot-hatch market with the launch of a new ‘Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack’ for its critically acclaimed Leon SC Cupra 280.
Mirroring the specification of the Leon that became the first front-wheel drive production car to dip under the magic eight-minute Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time, the production-ready performance pack is set to cost £4,200.
The Spanish car maker is keen to stress that a suitably equipped Leon SC Cupra 280 is no impractical track day toy but every inch a proper hot hatch – it even boasts rear seats and a radio, alongside a generous list of premium-level standard kit.
Specifying the Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack on a Leon SC Cupra 280, costing £27,210 in manual guise, brings the price to £31,410.
Courtesy of some weight reduction trickery, the performance pack swaps climate control for a simpler heating system, while four of the car’s usual eight speakers have been ditched in the dieting process.
The weight-loss programme has also seen the Leon 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.