A Historical Celebration of Road Sports Cars That Took To The Tracks...
SEAT CUPRA GT / GT2
Engine : Audi V6 2995 cc twin turbo
Power : 500 BHP +
Weight : 1100 kgs
Top Speed : approx 180 MPH
Raced in : Spanish GT ( 2004-06 )
Highest finish : 2nd
The dramatic Seat Cupra GT Concept car
, styled by Walter De Silva debuted at
the 2003 Barcelona Motor Show. A few
chassis were built but not enough for the
car to gain FIA homologation so it raced
only in Spanish National GT and its spin
off european `Open GT` series.
Two cars entered the 2004 Spanish GT
series , the CC Valenciana car for Jose
Valero /Aspar and the Darro car for
Jordi Gene / Gines Vivantos . Gene set 1
pole position and 3 fastest laps but had
to settle for 2nd and then 3rd as the
Cupra best finishes , that coming at the
double-header Round 4 at Valencia. It
ran in GTA alongside FIA cars such as
Marcos , Ferrari Modena , Porsche GT2 ,
Mosler , Viper and another non FIA car
the Peugeot 406 Silhouette.
For 2005 a lone car from the Antonio
Navarro team for Tomas Saldano and
Valero scored only a best finish of 8th in
the 4 rounds ( 7 races ) entered.
Sun Red ran a pair of GTs in 2006 in
the Spanish and the European Open GT
series. Vivantos partnered Gene or Joan
Vinyes in car 11 , Ni Amorim and Manuel
Giao , then Valero and Saldana in car 10.
A consistant finisher but usuallly out of
the top 10 , 7th being the season best.
A single GT2 car also ran in 2006 from
RSV Motorsport for Michel Ligonnet and
Ronald Severin in the same events as the
Sun Red cars. The RSV qualifying slighlty
slower on its debut than the two older
cars and 11th was its best finish from 6
finishes out of 8 starts.