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Seat releases Spanish racers

Seat has released the Ibiza SC Trophy and Leon Super Copa, two racing cars based on the Seat Ibiza and Seat Leon passenger cars.
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The two cars from Volkswagen Group's Spanish brand will join the Skoda Citigo Rally concept car at this week’s Worthersee show - the largest Volkswagen car show in Europe.

The Ibiza SC Trophy (pictured below) is based on the three-door SEAT Ibiza hatch with the 132kW/250Nm twin-charged 1.4-litre TSI engine and seven-speed DSG transmission also seen in the Volkswagen Polo GTI.

The Ibiza SC Trophy then receives its racing tweaks: race suspension, race brakes and a limited-slip front differential for improved performance.

Other motorsport-inspired changes include a stripped-out cabin, full roll cage, flared guards, large rear wing, 18-inch alloy wheels and a centrally located exhaust.

The five-door Leon Super Copa (pictured above) benefits from similar treatment but sees a larger front and rear splitter added. It receives an uprated version of the 2.0-litre TSI unit from the Seat Leon Cupra R fettled to produce 220kW and 340Nm and runs a six-speed DSG transmission.

Both models are finished in grey paint with fluorescent orange highlighting the mirrors, roll cage, and wheels and are available for purchase. The entry-level Ibiza SC Trophy will set you back 31,500 euros ($40,300) while the more hardcore Leon Super Copa is priced from 63,000 euros ($80,700).

While Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda vehicles are available in Australia, the Seat brand is not currently sold here, and that seems an awful shame when these two hot-hatches are considered.