While the road-going version still had a maximum of 280 PS, the racing division's creation took to the track with 330 PS.
So what have BR-Performance been able to extract at their workshop in Paris? Only 384 PS and 560 Nm of torque. Not only is that 150 Nm more than standard, but it's the highest figure we've seen from a gasoline 2-liter engine. That just proves what can be done when you don't need to play by the road rules.
“Customer sport is incredibly important to us. The CUP RACER has been an exceptionally high-performance and successful race car from day one. Nevertheless, we have systematically developed it for this season to make it even faster. And with the TCR version, we are now also offering a vehicle optimized for endurance racing,” says Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vice President of SEAT for Research and Development.
If you think the outside is bold, wait until you see what's under the skin. BR-P stripped away the front end, revealing the racing technology that underpins this car. The interior features real carbon fiber parts, a full roll cage and almost nothing you would recognize from a regular Leon.
The steering wheel has buttons to adjust the pit radio, the way the differential works and other goodies. We feel sorry for the DSG, which is the only familiar part inside and has to put up with about double the power of a Golf GTD.