Taking a leaf out of the old Top Gear’s book, SEAT has come up with a new promo film for the SEAT Leon CUPRA in which the high-performance hot hatch takes on one of the fastest dog breeds of them all: Siberian Huskies. Don’t worry, the car is not racing the poor animal head to head. The huskies are doing what they do best, which is pulling a sled.
So it’s 300 horsepower in the SEAT Leon CUPRA versus six husky power. And here’s what happened:
The latest SEAT Leon CUPRA is a serious performance machine boasting 300 horsepower and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. The huskies aren’t bad either, as they can reach up to 40 km/h. And take into account that they do it on snow and ice, conditions not very friendly to a 300-hp car, even if it does have SEAT’s 4Drive system.
The venue for this race was a frozen lake in Lapland the surface of which is sheet ice up to the depth of 1 meter. The weather was minus 25 degrees Celsius which was ideal for the dogs, but not so much for the car and its driver, racer Jordi Gené. So this was also a test of the CUPRA’s quality and durability, which according to the car maker is tested in temperatures ranging from -40 ºC to 110 ºC.