Seat Leon Cup Racer Unveiled [Photo Gallery]
Based on the 2013 Seat Leon five-door hatch, the Cup Racer version gets the looks, power and the safety needed for a day at the race track.
The car gets a complete bodykit that comes with a redesigned front bumper, beefed-up wheel arches, new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser, as well as a massive roof mounted spoiler and smooth underbody paneling. Having a wider stance, the car also ditched the standard wheels and got fitted with a set of 18-inch racing rims and matching performance tires.
Power comes from a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that boasts 330 hp (243 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The power goes to the front axle via a six-speed DSG and an electronically-controlled differential lock, but a hardcore sequential transmission with shift lever and mechanical differential lock is also available.
As you can imagine, the interior is race oriented, featuring a full roll cage, HANS head protecting bucket seats, TFT display and a multifunctional steering wheel. In pursuit of achieving a low weight, all the interior paneling is made of carbon fiber, including the dashboard and the center console.
The Seat Leon Cup Racer will be seen at the Worthersee show in Austria on May 8th. A preliminary pricing has been defined for the Cup Racer - the DSG fitted version will cost €70,000 (VAT not included), while the sequential gearbox equipped model will have bigger price tag of €95,000 (VAT not included).
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