For years, there was a rumor that Volkswagen wanted to buy Alfa Romeo from Fiat after acquiring Lamborghini in 1998. That didn’t happen, but it seems like they managed to turn their Spanish brand Seat brand into something sexy enough for Italians. Even the Carabinieri.
Meet the Seat Leon X-Perience, the Spanish brand’s lifted all-wheel drive offering that’s essentially the same car as the VW SportWagen Alltrack America is getting next year. Here’s what you can expect from VW’s little off-road wagon.
It takes 19 hours to build a Seat Leon ST from scratch. In this timelapse, though, you can see it go from bare chassis to completed car, condensed into two minutes.
There are crashes and then there's stuff like this. At the Brands Hatch round of the Seat Leon Eurocup, Francisco Carvalho lost control of his car after contact and flipped end-over-end into safety workers. Amazingly, nobody was seriously injured.