Published on 07 May 2013 by Elxwave
Seat Leon Cup Racer will be on display at the forthcoming Wörthersee rally (8-11 May) and gives a clear indication of what the new Seat Leon will look like. The new Leon Cup Racer will be introduced in 2014 and will be characterised by new aesthetics as well as a new four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo engine, rated at 330 hp and 350 Nm. Two the transmissions available: a six-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox with electronically controlled differential lock, and an endurance race focus version with a sequential racing gearbox and a mechanical differential lock.
The new Leon also includes a full roll-cage, one-piece bucket seats with HANS head-protection system, multifunction steering wheel and a large LCD screen, which displays information for the driver. The two versions will be on sale at the price of 70,000 Euro (£60,000) and 95,000 Euro (£80,000), excluded VAT. The Seat Leon Cup Racer will participate in the ETCC and VLN championships, and Jaime Puig (Head of Seat Motorsport) has suggested the development of a 1.6-litre turbo engine version. This unit will be specifically developed for the WTCCC championship.
The 2013 Wörthersee will take place from the 8 to 11 May and will be held at the homonyms lake in the the Austrian region of Carinthia. The rally was initially designed for Volkswagen Golf GTI lovers and owners, but it recently opened its doors to all Volkswagen Group models.