27 Apr Driver Profile: Barry English. SEAT Supercopa
The Leon Supercup or Supercopa as it is known throughout Europe is actually the most mass-produced racing car of all time, over 370 have been built. The cars are manufactured by SEAT Sport in Spain from a bare shell and are purpose-built racing cars, not modified road cars. That said, they are based on the SEAT Leon Cupra.
The engine is the 2 litre, 4 cylinder TFSi unit found in quite a lot of cars in Volkswagen/Audi/SEAT group. The modifications are surprisingly not that extensive. It produces a healthy 301bhp and 340nm of torque, primarily through the use of a larger turbo and different mapping. The gearbox is the semi-auto DSG unit which utilises paddle shifts and is also tuned to give much faster, more aggressive gear changes.