All good things must come to an end. Sadly, so must all truly great things.
I've not kept my love for our Seat Leon secret, and neither has anyone else who's driven it. It's a real pleasure to chuck about, but lately I've been wondering what it's actually capable of when the rules of the road are relinquished for a damp runway. In Essex.
The Seat Leon is one of XCAR's favourite hatchbacks. How is it when raised to Cupra level?
We take our trusty long termer out to the legendary Nürburgring GP circuit.
My distinct lack of sequel-naming talent aside, it seemed as though, against our will (untrue) the Leon and I would have to team up one last time (improbable) to once again take on the Everest that is the Car Limits driver training course. But this time, it was personal. And Wet.
After putting nearly 8000 miles on our Leon, like us, over Christmas it was probably in need of a long break sitting in the garage with all its body kit off drinking oil and watching 'Bullitt.'
In the wake of our Hilux leaving, Nick wondered whether he'd warm to our new Leon long-term loaner.
So there's a new SEAT Leon in town now. It's all angular, pointy, and "better than ever," and so on. However, last year we took out the old (then current) Leon Supercopa -- a special edition of the Leon FR+ hot hatch.
Does the Seat Leon Supacopa have superpowers?
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