Seat Leon Cupra vs Renault Megane RS265


It depends on what you want, really. If handling purity is all you’re after and are willing to sacrifice some comfort (and modernity), you can have no hard feelings about buying a Renault Megane RS265, a car that while recently facelifted is still pretty old school compared to its rivals. The SEAT Leon Cupra, a car based on the same MQB VW platform as the new Golf, is a much more grown up car, one that will appeal to the sensible side of your love of hot hatchbacks.

EVO set out to find which is quickest around a track, and despite the fact that the Leon is currently the fastest front-wheel drive hot hatch ever to lap the Nurburgring, the stopwatch they used for this session must not have been aware of that…

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