SEAT Shows How the 330 HP Leon Race Car Was Built

We first say SEAT's stunning Leon Cup Racer at this year's edition of the Worthersee, where the speed machine managed to steal the show in a big way.
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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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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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