SEAT Axon Concept Previews A Sportier Future for the Spanish Brand
For those unaware, the SEAT brand has a bit more Latin flavor than big brother VW. A flavor though, I would most likely tell the waitress to leave as a side to my palomilla steak. The cars, mostly boring, and aside from a spicier Cupra spec, the lineup is mostly reminiscent of a bunch of better looking Toyota Corollas. But Spanish designer Alvaro Molero wants to change all that. He wants his hometown SEAT to build a car worthy of gawking over, and more importantly, driving. I mean, really driving.
Thus, the SEAT Axon concept was born. A drop-top hybrid street and track car, the Axon mixes design cues form both the agility and beauty of a Cheetah, and classic formula 1 cars of the late 50s and 60s. Powered by four in-wheel electric motors, the hybrid supercar is also extremely lightweight, weighing in at just over 1,700 pounds. So, while for now, the SEAT line up is about as much fun as a lobotomy, Alvaro hopes that his design can inspire SEAT to suit up, strap in and get going with a world class hybrid sports car in the future. PHOTOS: See more of the SEAT Axon Concept Source: Alvaro Molero - alvaromolero.wordpress.com