Fittingly the Spanish Seat Cupra GT was revealed at the
2003 Barcelona Motor Show.
The stunning Cupra GT is obviously intended for the racetracks
of Europe. Beneath the carbon
fiber skin of this concept racing car, competition
engineers at Seat Sport have developed a sophisticated
tubular structure that houses a 2.995 cc V6 twin turbo
engine, from Audi origin, with over 500 hp output. The
engine is in a rear central position and delivers power
to the rear wheels with an efficient, six-speed sequential
gearbox over the rear axle.
GT racing design cues include the large black spoiler
to keep the rear wheels planted, the pronounced rear diffuser
and wheels held on by a central single nut.
The Cupra GT has a muscular and distinctive body employing
Seat's 'Auto emoción' design philosophy.
Access to the GT is provided by gull wing doors.
source: SEAT press release
The GT cars have always been recognised for being the
most fascinating and seductive. These cars combine power
and speed with striking design like no others.
Without a doubt, the SEAT Cupra GT belongs to this class
of cars. Designers at he SEAT Design Centre in Sitges
used their full creative potential and developed the Cupra
GT without being conditioned by the parameters that must
be observed in any production model project. From a side
view, the "Dynamic Line" can be seen on the
Cupra GT, a curved line created by Walter de'Silva, SEAT
Design director, when he designed the Salsa concept car.
Lending character to the side image of the vehicle, this
line runs from the front, discreetly over the front wheelguard
and descends gradually until the robust rear pillar.
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