Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

SEAT Leon Cup Racer concept will attend Goodwood F.O.S

By PetrolHead on 08 Jul 2013

Attached Image

SEAT will lead its presence at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed by taking the Leon Cup Racer up the famous Hillclimb. The event also marks the first the car has made an appearance in the U.K.

Attached Image

The Leon Cup Racer is an track car designed to underscore the company’s commitment to customer motorsport. SEAT has a proud track history, which culminated in back-to-back driver and manufacturer titles in the FIA World Touring Car Championships in 2008 and 2009. Both triumphs were achieved with Leon models powered by TDI engines - making SEAT the first manufacturer to win a WTCC title with a diesel.

Attached Image

The Leon Cup Racer will be driven up the Hill by SEAT Sport driver Jordi Gene, the celebrated Spanish racing driver who piloted a SEAT Leon for the SEAT Sport WTCC factory team between 2005 and 2009. The car is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 330bhp and 340Nm of torque, fed to the front wheels through either a six-speed DSG automatic or a sequential racing transmission.

Attached Image

Racing teams are already able to register interest in purchasing the car, with prices starting at €70,000 (S$115,331) sans local taxes.

Attached Image

This year will be the third time that SEAT has participated in the Goodwood Festival of Speed – which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, incidentally during the same year that SEAT celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Martorell production facility.

Attached Image

Aside from the headline Leon Cup Racer, the Spanish brand will also display the new Ibiza Trophy race car, as well as a raft of production models including the brand new Leon SC, the Leon five-door, the Ibiza Cupra, the Toledo and the Mii.

europe, uk, spain, seat and 16 more...

Viewed: 1,675 times

Related Blog Posts
PetrolHead
Written by PetrolHead
A passionate motoring enthusiast since little, Akram's articles gives alternative insights on the latest motoring news.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The guide, while not mandatory, comes amid rising car complaints, mainly about defects. It is dev...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
An accident in California literally split a car down the middle, leaving the driver still seated...
Photo
Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne is keen to keep its V12 engines despite global pressure from envir...
Photo
You can't sell an animal-containing product like a Bentley, with 20 leather hides, to someone...
Photo
Stephano Domenicali, Lamborghini's boss, has revealed a couple of details about its long awai...
Photo
This is the new Beast, the Cadillac One, and codenamed by the Secret Service as Stagecoach. This...
   Lifestyle Articles