SEAT has announced a new one-make racing series based around its striking Leon Cup Racer.
With the exact race calendar to be released before the end of the year, SEAT confirmed that the season will begin next May and cover six racing weekends. Spanning six European countries, each weekend will run from Friday to Sunday, including two free training sessions for set-ups etc, followed by qualification, and two races. A substantial prize money pot has also been promised.
“Motorsport is deeply embedded in our brand. SEAT has more than 40 years of history here. With the SEAT Leon Eurocup, we offer an interesting opportunity for our motivated customer teams and our enthusiastic fans all over Europe,” said SEAT’s Dr. Matthias Rabe.
Based on the five-door Leon model, the Cup Racer is propelled by a two-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which sends 243 kW (330 hp) and 350 Nm of torque to the front wheels via a 6-speed DSG transmission and electronic differential lock. An endurance racing version, equipped with a lever-operated sequential racing transmission and mechanical differential lock is also available.
Customers can order the €70,000 Leon Cup Racer from today with deliveries expected to start in April 2014.