Seat showcases two amateur racing cars at Wörthersee festival

Article by Anita Panait, on May 18, 2012

Seat has unveiled two tuned road monsters at the ongoing Wörthersee festival – the Leon Super Copa and the Ibiza SC Trophy. Both cars are regarded as having the ability to compete with some of the world’s fastest cars, as they are based on their respective racing siblings. Based on the new generation of the Ibiza, the Ibiza SC Trophy is run by a 180 PS 1.4 TSI engine, with power transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed DSG gearbox that features locking differential.

This transmission is operated from the steering wheel, just like the one used on the series-production model.  To better handle the lateral forces, Seat installed a modified oil sump on the 180 PS 1.4 TSI engine while fitting racing suspension running on 18-inch wheels covered with flared wheel arches. 

Inside the Ibiza SC Trophy, Seat employed a minimalist approach on its dashboard, showing only information that is relevant to racing drivers. With this specs, Ibiza SC Trophy could be considered the perfect starting machine for amateur racers.

Seat Sport is offering the Ibiza SC Trophy at a price of EUR31,500 excluding  tax. Single-brand race series of the model are now running successfully in Italy and Spain. The Leon Super Copa, meanwhile, is based from a sibling car that competes in the WTCC.

It is powered by an enhanced version of the 300-PS 2.0-litre TSI engine that runs the Leon Cupra R, allowing the car to reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The engine could produce up to 340 Nm of torque, which is transmitted to the front wheels through a six-speed DSG gearbox and mechanically locking differential.

Seat has already produced more than 250 units of the Leon Super Copa, which is offered at a price of EUR63,000, excluding taxes. The Leon Super Copa and Ibiza SC Trophy currently being shown at the Wörthersee both sport special grey paint finish and wheels, with mirror casings and roll cages done in fluorescent orange.

Seat’s new Ibiza SportCoupe combines outstanding dynamic qualities, a broad range of options for the engine, and an impressive, vanguard exterior design. All of these help raise the bar of sportiness for the brand’s newest model. And speaking of engine options, these now include the efficient 80-hp 1.4 and the 90-hp 1.9 diesel engines. Moreover, with a 7-speed DSG transmission being introduced in this segment, Seat’s Ibiza range now showcases a technical innovation that offers it with excellent driving comfort and greater response.

Seat’s fundamental sportiness is maximized in the Ibiza SportCoupe due to its compact body. Matching its character is its 4.034-meter length and 1.428-meter height, which has proportions that lend comfort and agility when driving in the city as well as on the motorway. In a similar manner, the Volkswagen Group platform that was newly designed for this segment favors the new Seat Ibiza SC’s dynamic qualities.

Two elements that distinguish Seat’s new model from competitors are design and precision quality. Luc Donckerwolke, Seat Design Director, created the car’s practical and aesthetic vision with the SC "Bocanegra" prototype lending a unique personality and strength to the 2008 Ibiza SC.

Also worth noting are the evolution of the new "Arrow Design" and the "Dynamic Line" concepts. The new Arrow Design is characterized by the headlights’ and the radiator grille’s lower positioning for a sportier look. Moreover, the rear has a robust look and features light clusters that are set into prominent shoulders.

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