Seat Formula 1430 Concept

in: New Designers 29 April 2013
Seat Formula 1430 Concept

The Seat Formula 1430 Concept is a project of a modern reinterpretation of the Seat racing formula introduced in the 1970s. It was designed by Barcelona-based Designcube studio.

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In 1970 SEAT entered the motorsports world establishing a racing formula for the Spanish circuits – the Formula Nacional, later called Fórmula 1430.

Young Spanish drivers had access to single-seater racing vehicles equipped with the engine of the Seat 1430 and a gearbox from the Seat 6700.

The 1970s Seat Formula 1430 (Source: pruebas.pieldetoro.net)

As designer Arturo Ariño from Designcube explains,“This vehicle is an Homage to the initiative that SEAT had 40 years ago, allowing Spanish Pilots and Industry to take a big step with the well known brands and racing.”

Like its predecessor, the concept has an essential yet modern design and a mid-engine layout.

“We were thinking to use the same engine as the Seat Leon Cupra R, a turbocharged 4-cylinder inline engine that can produce 265hp, [combined with] racing suspension, brakes and aerodynamic kit”

This could also allow the Formula 1430 Concept to compete against racetrack-oriented cars such as the Ariel Atom and KTM Xbow.

The Seat Fórmula 1430 at the Jarama circuit in 1971

About the Designers

Barcelona-based Designcube is a multidiciplinary design team that offers transportation, industrial and 3D design services.

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(Image Courtesy: Designcube for Car Body Design)

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