SEAT show off new car in Salzburg
SEAT Sport exhibited its new racing car in the WTCC paddock this weekend at the Salzburgring.
The new Leon Cup Racer has been designed with one eye on the proposed technical evolution that the World Touring Car Championship will embrace from 2014 and gives a very clear indication of what a future SEAT touring car racer might look like.
The car is prepared for a wide range of racing series worldwide, beginning with the new SEAT Cup for which the Leen will feature a 330hp 2.0L turbo engine.
“We expect to be able to offer the Leon Cup Racer to our customer teams as early as the 2014 season. We can also envisage further development to create a WTCC version with a 1.6-litre engine. After all, we have a great tradition to defend in the world championship,” said Jaime Puig, Head of SEAT Sport and responsible for the brand’s motorsport activities.
WTCC General Manager Marcello Lotti commented: “I am very pleased to see that the new Leon Cup Racer embodies the look of the next generation of WTCC cars. Now we wish for the full WTCC version coming soon.”