Cupra Launches Track Leon with Printed PartsMarch 26, 2020
The Cupra Leon Competicion is a race car with a few 3D-printed parts and a 335-liter 2.0-liter gasoline engine.
Cupra introduced the racing version of the Cupra Leon road hatchback, intended only for tracks and participation in the world championship among cars. Buyers can place an order for a model on the Cupra official website – brand representatives claim that this is the first Touring class car that can be ordered online.
Like the Cupra Leon’s road performance, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine is located under the hood. However, when the standard hatchback has a power of 296 hp. and 400 Nm of torque, this version delivers 335 bhp. and 410 Nm of torque – this is enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 260 km / h.
The Cupra Leon Competicion also received a modified chassis, including fully adjustable suspensions, larger diameter disc brakes and an FIA-approved roll cage and racing seat. There is an equally extensive list of aerodynamic improvements, including a new front splitter, ventilated hood and a huge rear “wing”.
But what’s most interesting, the track Cupra Leon is equipped with exterior mirrors printed on a 3D printer, as well as air intakes and cooling ducts made using this technology. The company says components can withstand wind speeds of up to 290 km / h, and that the resin used in their construction is significantly lighter than regular plastic, helping to improve fuel economy.
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