Oh, and we should probably mention that, while playing with the four-wheeled delights mentioned here, the compact passed tons and tons of drivers who were also spending their Sunday on the Nordschleife.
Keep in mind that the Cupra has received a moderate amount of aftermarket bits. The 2015 SC has been gifted with an ABT 340 hp upgrade, a three-way adjustable suspension supplied by KW, as well as performance brake discs and rotors.
The spicy hatchback now talks to the track with the help of 18-inch ATS GTR wheels, which are shod in 245/40 Dunlop Direzza rubber.
A rollcage (you never know what lies around the corner), a custom intake airbox and special shift paddles for the DSG double-clutch tranny complete the list of tuning goodies found on the car.
Before inviting you to check out the lightning-paced Green Hell footage below, we need to remind you that playing with the big boys on the track requires much more than determination and the apparent safety net of a front-wheel-drive hot hatch.
In fact, earlier today we showed you what happened when the driver of a Clio RS tried to chase an R35 GT-R on the Nordschleife. Spoiler alert for those who haven't seen the adventure we're discussing: it all ended in a less than glorious terminal understeer moment. Did we mention the French hatch was a rental?