SEAT Cupra 280 vs Volkswagen Golf R

The SEAT Cupra 280 was the quickest factory front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring earlier this year, until it was superseded by the Renault Megane. However, there’s always been a bit of in-house rivalry between the SEAT and its older brother, the Volkswagen Golf R.

So which is quickest? The Golf R is all-wheel drive and produces 221kW (Euro spec), while the Cupra 280 is of course front-wheel drive and offers 206kW using the same engine. Autocar puts the two to the test in the video below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.