SEAT Shows How the 330 HP Leon Race Car Was Built [Video] [Photo Gallery]
Powered by a tuned turbocharged engine, this ultimate SEAT for the track delvers 330 PS and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque for those customers rich enough to part with €70,000 with a six-speed DSG twin clutch automatic transmission, or €95,000 for an endurance version including a sequential racing transmission and a mechanical differential lock.
That sounds like a lot of money for a Spanish race car, but wait until you see all the effort that goes into making it. The video below shows step-by-step how the Leon Cup Racer was created, using time-lapse photography.
“With two versions for sprint and endurance racing, the Cup Racer is ideal for an extremely broad palette of racing series – from the ETTC to the VLN Endurance Cup on the Nurburgring,” says Jaime Puig. “We can also envisage further developing the Cup Racer to create a WTCC version with a 1.6-litre engine. After all, we have a great tradition to defend there.”
SEAT is committed to motorsport, and the Leon Cup Racer is the answer,” says Dr. Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice President for Research and Development.
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