New cup racer powered by a 180 PS (132 kW / 178 bhp) unit will have its own championship series.
SEAT has introduced a new racer at the Wörthersee GTI meet based on the Ibiza Cupra fthat will be homologated into a new race series.
The Ibiza SC Trophy (supercopa or super cup) will be used in a new single-brand championship starting next year in Italy and Spain, just as the Leon Supercopa is an opening race series in the DTM program.
The Ibiza SC Trophy comes with a 1.4 TSI unit producing 180 PS (132 kW / 178 bhp), same as in the Cupra model, coupled to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
But the SC Trophy features some modifications for this new racing series which include a modified oil sump to combat the high lateral forces it must endure under racing conditions. Dimensions have also been changed as SEAT has lowered the car by 40 mm and extended the wheelbase of this cup racer by 13 mm. It's track has been widened too by 170 mm at the front and 29 mm at the rear axle.
Weight is just over 1 metric tonne at 1,063 kg (2,330 lbs) and wheels are 17-inch racers.