Seat Leon ST Cupra 300: 0-62mph in 4.9s
Let’s kick off with something reasonable. We could have gone for the Golf R Estate in this spot but that’s a predictable move. Instead, we’ve gone for this AWD ST; in many ways it reminds us of the old Audi S4, because it delivers the same kind of thrills in much the same way. It’s that unyielding sense that all the power can be deployed anytime, whether the road surface is wet, dry, bumpy or smooth.
Sure it’s not the most involving car to drive quickly, but we suspect it would be an immensely satisfying thing to live with day-to-day. And with a 0-62mph time of 4.9secs (a full second faster than the next quickest ST), it’s exactly as quick as that old S4 Avant off the line, too.