Seat Sport has announced a number of revisions for its highly-successful Leon Cup Racer, ahead of the 2016 season. The ‘Eurocup’ variant of the car, features a revised aero package delivers increased downforce, and reduced drag over the outgoing arrangements, whilst a new cooling package and reprofiled exhaust layout release additional horsepower. Other revisions fitted to the Eurocup include new two-way adjustable dampers, and a rapid refuelling system, offered to those who will compete the Cup Racer in endurance events.
Alongside the Eurocup, Seat has developed a variant of the Cup Racer specifically for competition in the TCR International Series. The biggest change to the TCR-specific model is the inclusion of a Sadev-sourced six-speed sequential transmission, and a new six-piston Radi-CAL brake system supplied by AP Racing.
Seat has priced the Cup Racer with DSG transmission at €85,000 (excl. tax), whilst the Sadev-equipped Leon is priced from €110,000 (excl. tax).
“Customer sport is incredibly important to us. The Cup Racer has been an exceptionally high-performance and successful race car from day one,” explained Dr. Matthias Rabe, vice president of Seat S.A. for research and development. “Nevertheless, we have systematically developed it for this season to make it even faster. And with the TCR version, we are now also offering a vehicle optimised for endurance racing. We are looking forward to the new season. Seeing and hearing the enthusiastic SEAT fans at the track is always a fantastic experience. And we will once again be offering them some amazing and thrilling racing.”