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Christopher Bruce2013-03-22 15:22:19

Seat Leon Supplying 4 Privateer Cars in WTCC Season

Will supply 6 cars for the season

 
 
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The WTCC Leon uses the series new 1.6-liter turbocharged engine formula

SeatSeatSeatSpain, 1950 > present29 models
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debuted its 1.6-liter turbo Leon in the WTCC last season, and it is supplying six cars to four privateer cars for the 2013 season.

The Leon WTCC will be campaigned by Campos Racing, Tuenti Racing Team, Special Tuning Racing and Münnich Motorsport. Robert Huff, last year's WTCC champion, is switching from his Chevrolet CruzeCruze WTCCChevrolet Cruze WTCCUnited States of America, 2009 > present7 photos
last season to the Münnich Motorsport Seat this season. Current FIA GT1 champion Marc Basseng is also moving to the WTCC this season and driving for Münnich Motorsport.

“Motorsport is deeply embedded in SEAT’s DNA and also on-going proof of our technical expertise. With the experience and know-how of experts working at SEAT Sport we have been able to offer a very competitive vehicle for all our customers,” said Seat Vice President of Research and Development Dr. Matthias Rabe.

The new Seat Leon WTCCLeon WTCCSeat Leon WTCCSpain, 2006 > present9 photos
cars use a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produced 306hp and 302lb-ft (410Nm).

The WTCC starts its season this weekend at Monza. 

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LeonLeon
Leon Gen.2 [Typ 1P]Leon Gen.2 [Typ 1P]
Leon WTCCLeon WTCC
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
97 cu in
Top Speed
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Transmission
6, sequential manual
Maximum power
310 hp @ 6500 rpm
Type
Hatchback
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
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annual ownership cost
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