Speed Week: The Hot Hatches
Aspirational, affordable, and with blistering performance. And perfect for the school run. What more could you possibly want?
Posted: 28 Jul 2014
While you're doing that, look out for the Leon. In the hands of The Stig, it lapped Castellolí 1.2 seconds faster than the BMW... and when you consider it has 46bhp less than the 235i, this seems like a rather respectable achievement. Not only is it Seat's fastest-ever road car, it also holds the record for the fastest front-wheel-drive time around the Nürburgring. Alright, so there's a new and often arbitrary 'Ring record every week or two, but from a Seat? We've not seen that before. Looks good, too. Almost as pointy as the Leon touring car parked a bit further down the pitlane.