May 21, 2014

Seat Ibiza Cupster Concept debuts at 2014 Worthersee Treffen

At the 2014 Worthersee Treffen, Seat is presenting a radically open-top fun-mobile. The Seat Ibiza Cupster celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Ibiza totally open. A low, wrap-around windscreen and the complete absence of a top make the Cupster, the Cupra Roadster,
a radical fun-mobile for both driver and co-driver. The highly dynamic basis is provided by the Ibiza Cupra, with its 132 kw/180 ps TSI engine and DSG dual-clutch transmission.

"The Ibiza has always been the heart of Seat - a young, dynamic car with an emotional design, a good head for the practical things in life and excellent value for money," said Jurgen Stackmann, President of Seat S.A. "At Worthersee, we are celebrating the anniversary of our most successful model with the unique Ibiza Cupster, not to mention the exceptionally well-equipped 30 years edition - and, of course, with a great programme."

Every Ibiza captures the imagination with a design that is as emotional as it is dynamic - and cited by customers as one of the most important reasons for buying the Spanish brand's most successful model. Seat Design has created a surprising reinterpretation of this design language for the Ibiza Cupster: While the body shell is largely the same as that of the series-production model up to the shoulder line, everything above it is radically open.

The two-seater fun car has no roof whatsoever; and even the classic front windscreen has given way to a low, wrap-around strip of glass. Nevertheless, the driver and co-driver are well protected - due to the seating position, which is 80 mm lower than in the series-production car. As the Cupster, the Ibiza has completely new proportions - wide, low and even more powerful. The steering wheel is clad with an especially sophisticated type of leather - pure aniline leather is coloured all the way through, without a layer of pigment, making it open-pored, very supple and wonderful to the touch.


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