The third generation of the Seat Leon is now interrupted by an important announcement since 1999 when Spanish manufacturer Seat introduced the Leon: "Presenting the 2013 Seat Leon Cup Racer Concept". Last year, the company announced the arrival of its third generation of this vehicle. Seat has hopes of entering the worldwide racing series.
Two different versions of the Cup Racer were introduced. There is the direct shift, dual clutch, 6 speed gearbox (DSG) transmission model, and the "Endurance", with a sequential trans and mechanical differential lock.
|Vehicle Type: Compact Racer||Base Price: $92,000.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gals (50 L)||MPG: NA|
|Length: 166.5 in. (422.8 cm)||Wheel Base: 102.4 in. (260.1 cm)|
|Height: 56.9 in. (144.6 cm)||Width: 71.3 in. (181 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 2621 lbs (1189 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 13.4 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: 2.0 Liter 4 Cylinder Turbo||Horsepower: 330 HP|
|Torque: 259 lb-ft||Transmission: DSG-Dual**|
|0-60 mph: 4.0 seconds||Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)|
*Base Seat Leon
** DSG-direct shift gearbox: Two separate gearboxes that work together as one.
Engine & Performance
Powering the Cup Racer Concept is a 2.0 liter, 4V, turbocharged engine delivering 326 horsepower.
It is capable of accelerating from 0-60 MPH in 4 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH. As mentioned in the introduction, the engine will be paired with either a DSG transmission or a sequential trans.
The Leon Cup Racer Concept is based on the 5 door standard Leon. The major difference is the extra 15.71 inches added to the cars width. As you might expect the new front faÃ§ade incorporates an aerodynamic design allowing for optimum air flow.
The side view is dominated by imposing front fenders that include vents that release the heat generated by the 4 piston brake system. The Cup Racer sits on 18 inch racing wheels. In the rear, you will find a diffuser and a 2 phase spoiler extending from the roof.
The Concept is painted in a metallic matte grey accentuated by sharp orange trim visible from every angle.
Inside, the bucket seats are equipped with HANS head protection and are made of a "moisture control" leather. Of course there is a roll cage, which is standard on all racing vehicles.
The multifunctional steering wheel and a thin film transistor (TFT) monitor helps the driver navigate the track you are on quite effortlessly. The interior is simplistic in nature given the cars intended use.