With the two-seater Tango, the SEAT Technical Centre wanted to evoke ’the spirit of sporty 50s and 60s convertibles through the use of pure, no compromise, design’.
Primary materials and textures blend together, creating a smooth, continuous flow of elements with the aesthetics of the cockpit. Like a metal skeleton, unpolished aluminium tubes are visible throughout the interior of the cockpit which also plays host to parts of the chassis.
The SEAT Tango features streamlined headlamps devoid of internal structures, leaving their architecture visible. Both Xenon dipped headlights and sidelights automatically follow the direction of the front wheels.
A complex tubular structure (called a Safety Skeleton) intertwines under the muscular shape and is a direct descendent of the World Rally Car safety cage. It houses not only the front and rear suspension (which features a degree of self steer) but also the engine, which transmits 180 hp to the front wheels.
At the rear, buttress-like framework is joined to the structure of the seats themselves, distributing tension in several directions. This means the driver’s seat is fixed, so to ensure an ideal driving position the pedal box is adjustable, while both the steering wheel and its integral instrument dials are adjustable for height and reach.