CUPRA opens order book for new León touring car

CUPRA opens order book for new León touring car

CUPRA León
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CUPRA is offering customers the chance to pre-book its forthcoming new León touring car, which will be limited to just ten initial orders and will be based on the next generation CUPRA León.

The car is expected to be the latest TCR car and deliveries are scheduled to take place from April 2020.

Through its predecessor brand SEAT the marque was the pioneer in TCR, with the SEAT León Cup Racer forming the basis around which the hugely successful TCR regulations were formed in 2015.

“CUPRA has always had a pioneering role in the world of motorsport,” said Jaime Puig, Director of CUPRA Racing. “We were the developers of the first TCR platform, and last year we presented the first 100% electric touring car, the CUPRA e-Racer.

“With this solution, CUPRA shows its intentions to be the reference point to the racing world and makes another step towards the company’s e-commerce strategy.”

Customers are able to register their interest in the CUPRA Leon Competición at the pre-booking system at https://prebooking.cupraofficial.com.

The forthcoming car will feature new aerodynamics and will also “benefit from a full kinematic geometric setup in both axles that use lightweight components to improve weight distribution, while the shifting unit has been improved making it more robust”.

The vehicle will be powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine and features 100% CUPRA racing electronic architecture which is “lighter, more robust, modular and customisable”.

The development of the new race car is said to be in its final phase and the tests on track already started in October, taking to racetracks in Spain, Portugal and Italy.