Well, that’s because Seat already showed something similar to it last year.
This time, though, the Spanish automaker is giving us a refreshed take of the sports hatch, complete with some new aesthetic modifications and a nice and subtle performance upgrade.
This year, Seat’s work on the Ibiza SC Trophy includes stripping out the interior to fit in some racing equipment, including a full roll cage. The car also gets a modified oil sump, an improved braking system, and a set of 18-inch racing wheels that really add some sportiness and overall awesomeness for the Ibiza SC Trophy.
In addition to the noticeable aesthetic and racing modifications, Seat also gave the Ibiza SC Trophy a 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI engine that now produces 200 horsepower, 10 percent more than what last year’s Wörthersee offering, and mated it to a seven-speed DSG transmission.
It’s quite a treat seeing Seat have some race-spec cars like this, and the best part is, it only costs €31,500 ($41,195).
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Seat Ibiza Cupra
There’s no denying that the new Seat Ibiza Cupra is far more aesthetically pleasing than its previous generation. The impressive design details, coupled with a new performance engine, has turned the Ibiza Cupra into a sports hatchback that’s worthy of all the attention it’s been getting.
And if for nothing else, having a 1.4-liter TSI engine that delivers a total of 180 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque isn’t a bad thing, especially since the car can hit 0 to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 142 mph.