The 2011 Wörthersee Tour was undoubtedly a very interesting place as plenty of important car manufacturers revealed special models such as the Skoda Fabia vRS 2000 Concept, Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro or Volkswagen’s special Golf editions. It is said that this year’s edition of the Austrian event, the 35th edition to be more precise, gathered more than 120,000 visitors and proved to be a success.
In this situation, the Spanish people from Seat introduced a new racing model at the Wörthersee GTI meet. We talk about Seat Ibiza SC Trophy, a model based on the standard Ibiza and scheduled to debut somewhere next year.
The new Seat Ibiza SC Trophy is specially designed for a single-brand championship in Italy and Spain. Under the bonnet, the Spanish racing model benefits from a 1.4-liter TSI unit able to deliver 178 horsepower, an engine coupled to a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
Comparing to the series-production model, the new Ibiza SC Trophy has a wheelbase increased by 13mm and a front track by 170mm. These modifications are mainly due to the new aerodynamic kit of the Spanish model which includes front and rear bumpers, a rear wing and 17-inch alloy wheels. An improved braking system with 345mm (front) and 288mm (rear) is also available alongside a modified oil sump able to tackle the high lateral forces generated under tough racing conditions.
The interior of the Seat Ibiza SC Trophy matches the white finish at the exterior but also gets piano black trim. According to the official details, the Spanish racing model has a total weight of 1,063 kilograms even additional components which increased the total mass such as the body kit and other upgrades were needed.
“The exposed cars fit within the SEAT’s brand values: They combine a unique, athletic-elegant design with outstanding dynamic and performance. SEAT develops cars for enthusiastic drivers and produces them in best precision and quality. As SEAT believes everybody should be able to enjoy great technology and exciting fun to drive,” claim the Spanish manufacturer.