Top Speed: 167 MPH
0-60: 4.2 Seconds
Horsepower: 310 @ 6500 RPM
Torque: 303 @ 3750 RPM
Transmission: 6 Speed Semiautomatic
Contesting the eighth season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, SUNRED Engineering's #74 Leon was piloted by rookie driver Pepe Oriola. The 1.6T, driven by the young Spaniard for the final nine races of the season, replaced the 2.0 TDI with which he had begun the campaign as SEAT introduced new cars following a major update to the Super 2000 Regulations for 2011.
Oriola, whose tender years—he was just 16 when he lined up for the first WTCC race of the season in Brazil—made him the series' youngest ever driver, had earned his seat after finishing fourth in SEAT's feeder series, the SEAT Leon Eurocup, in 2010.
After recording a best placing of 10th in the outgoing turbo diesel, his performances improved at the wheel of the new car, finishing eighth in Germany and in his home race in Valencia. His reward at the end of his debut season was 18th place in the Drivers' Championship, while SEAT finished third in the Manufacturers' Championship, behind Chevrolet and BMW.
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