The new SEAT Leon Cup Racer cuts an impressive figure from the outset. Its muscular stance on 18-inch racing wheels comes from a track almost 40 centimetres greater than on the series-production model. The new front end has been designed for optimum aerodynamic efficiency and maximum airflow to the engine and brakes. The substantial wheel arches, with rear vents, enhance the cooling effect on the four-piston brake system.
The powerfully flared sills work together with the front spoiler, smooth under body, rear diffuser and two-stage roof spoiler mounted on a single support to provide maximum down force for high cornering speeds. The SEAT Leon Cup Racer fully retains the Leon design DNA – the distinctive full-LED headlamps with their individual daytime-running-light signature have been carried over from the series-production model, as have the LED rear lights. The contour of the roofline also follows the series-production model, likewise the characteristic lines and precise blisters of the side view.
A PERFECT BASIS
The SEAT Leon, with its unique, emotional design and dynamic sporting character, is a truly stunning car. Packed with high-end technologies, its refined quality and premium elegance have made it one of the brand’s signature cars. The engines combine effortless performance with exemplary efficiency, while its low kerb weight is one of its greatest strengths, further accentuating its sporty and agile character.
DESIGNED FOR THE RACE
Systematic weight reduction defines the interior, which is protected by a high-strength roll cage. Optimum safety is also provided by the bucket seat with HANS system for head and neck protection. The basic form of the series cockpit stays the same, although the driver information and operating controls are focused on the multi-function steering wheel and the high-resolution TFT display behind it. This layout ensures that the driver always maintains maximum control of his racing machine.
The Leon Cup Racer is driven by the mighty propulsion of a two-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Its maximum power output is 330 HP/ 243 kW, while its maximum torque stands at 400 Newton metres. Power transmission to the front axle comes courtesy of a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox operated from the steering wheel, and an electronically controlled locking differential.