Following Seat’s recent facelift to the Ibiza, JE DESIGN is now offering new bodywork attachment parts. This tuning specialist from Leingarten also adorns this compact Spanish car with two hefty power boosts and new wheel rims.
The first power boost concerns the 1.9 l Diesel, which, in the production car, generates 160 bhp and a torque of 243 lbs.ft. Following JE DESIGN’s modification to the engine management system, the engine produces a solid 185 bhp and 390 Nm torque on the front axle. A top speed of 139 mph(production car: 136 mph) and 7.0 seconds (production car: 7.6 sec) to sprint to 60 mph are something to shout about. At the same time, the TDI still passes the EI check. Needless to say, the power boost comes complete with a TÜV parts certificate. The tuning specialist breathes extra power into the 132 kW/180 bhp generating 1.8 l Turbo petrol engine also by means of a modification to the engine management system. The 196 bhp then permit an increase in the top speed by 1.8 mph up to 144 mph, while a generous increase in torque from 173 to 221 lbs-ft allows the Ibiza to accelerate from 0-60 mph in true GTI style in 6.8 as opposed to 7.7 seconds.
At the front end, a striking JE DESIGN front spoiler reduces the lift on the front axle. Headlight lens caps and TÜV-exempt tail lamp housing made of ABS lend this Spaniard a much smarter appearance. The headlight lenses in particular work wonders, constricting the somewhat crudely designed original lights to a more respectable size. A visual lowering and a sportier side profile are created by fitting a set of side sills. The rear view is adorned with a chrome plated twin tailpipe (2 x 90 mm), which is perfectly matched to the diffuser insert in a carbon-fibre look. The latter can be fitted in addition to the JE DESIGN rear apron attachment and lends the Ibiza a more powerful appearance from behind. To round things off, extra racing flair can be created by fitting the JE DESIGN roof edge spoiler as well as the three-piece boot lid rear spoiler supplied with a type approval certificate, and which can be set at any angle.