The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship is not a widely known competition but from what we can gather from SEAT’s new racecar it looks to be a serious event. The Leon STCC is a joint venture between SEAT Sweden and PWR Racing and is set to take part in this year’s season.
In terms of design the Leon STCC is unlike anything in the SEAT lineup. It’s essentially a coupe variant of the three door Leon hatchback with an extension to both the length and the width of the body. It also gets a big rear wing and more air vents to assist with the cooling.
The Leon STCC is a polar opposite to the standard Spanish hatchback. This rear-wheel drive coupe does away with the standard VW four cylinder engine and makes use of a 3,5-litre making 309 kW. It’s also fitted with a mechanical limited slip differential and 18-inch 60/660/18 front and 280/660/18 rear Michelin tyres. Stopping power is provided by 370 mm front and 360 mm rear discs with four-piston calipers.
PWR Racing has not yet announced its lineup of drivers for the season which begins at the end of this month but it has signed a four year contract with SEAT now that it has concluded its relationship with SAAB. It’s worth nothing, however that rumors of Haglöf, Kimiläinen and former BMW driver Fredrik Larsson racing for PWR Racing have surfaced.