This is a 330 horsepower Seat Leon Cup Racer. Don’t call it a Golf TCR in drag, because it will haunt you.
When manufacturers want to see if their cars can deal with constant heat and loads of dust, they usually tend to visit Arizona’s great deserts. But this time, Volkswagen decided to drive Seat’s hottest wagon all the way across the country to Florida.
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.
Do you really need to buy the rather expensive Golf R if you want to get the most track-happy compact from the VW Group this side of an Audi TTS? Only in America, because in Europe, Seat has this.
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.