Seat plans a Leon based race series

Posted on Friday, 29 November 2013 , 19:11:01 byTheodora

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Seat plans a Leon based race series

Seat presents a range of cars that deliver the thrilling combination of superior engineering and pure enjoyment. Founded more than 60 years ago, it is a dynamic, design driven, young spirited brand constantly seeking to create new levels of quality car enjoyment. And this is what the people working for the Spanish automaker are trying to do with every car they built. One of the most successful Seat vehicles is the Leon. Maybe this is one of the reasons why the company’s officials plan to organize a Leon Eurocup race series in 2014.

The Leon Eurocup race is going to be a customer oriented contest. It will last six weekends and the centre of attention will be the recently introduced Seat Leon Cup Racer. The race will begin in May and each of the six steps in the contest will be settled in six different places in Europe. In a little time the places will be decided and made public. From Friday to Sunday, the participants will benefit of two free training sessions, qualification and two races.

Every contestant will test his Seat Leon Cup Racer. The vehicle is different from the regular Leon. It is a lightweight race-spec version of the road-going car. The vehicle is equipped with a roll cage, digital instrument cluster, 18-inch alloys and lighter seats. The vehicle features an aerodynamic body kit with a prominent rear wing, muscular side skirts and flared fenders.  A 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo engine delivering 330 HP (243 k) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) will be powering the car. The power is transmitted to the front axle through a 6-speed DSG or a sequential racing transmission. Well, to take part in the race, owning a Leon Cup Racer is compulsory. And to have one, your wallet will be 70,000 EUR lighter.