SEAT Concept T car history
|Vehicle technical details|
|Production:||1992 and 1993|
|Designer:||SEAT Prototype Center|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles:||Coupe, Convertible|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine power:||200 hp|
|Weights and Dimensions|
The SEAT Concept T Coupé and the SEAT Concept T Cabrio are two prototypes that were presented by the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT in 1992 and 1993 respectively. They were designed by the SEAT Prototype Center in Spain (under the direction of Patrick Ayoub), with a format similar to the previous prototypes designed in Italdesign Giugiaro, the SEAT Proto T and SEAT Proto TL, which gave rise to the first generation of the SEAT Toledo.
These two prototypes were part of a new development project to expand the Toledo range with new variants, Coupe and convertible, because it all started at the end of 1989 after 3 years of progress with the S3 Project, the new SEAT Toledo model was practically very advanced although many studies and projects affecting the model were still in phase, since it was practically 2 years to launch it to the market.
It was intended to develop a sports version with G60 or VR6 engines with Syncro all-wheel drive, so pre-series experimental prototypes would be used for testing but that version would be discarded, so these advances would serve as development to create the new variants " SEAT Concept T ", in prototype format since these equip a V6 engine, with a more sporty body, and that showed an advance of what could have been the basis of the SEAT Toledo coupe and convertible, because in the late 80s and At the beginning of the 90s, having this type of vehicle gave brands an image, at the time within the Vw group there was the Volkswagen Corrado and the Audi 80 Coupe S2, and other brands such as Opel with the caliber, opened their main rivals, but the street variants planned for late 1994 were never manufactured, they were finally discarded.
T Coupé concept
The SEAT concept T was presented at the Hall of the Paris Motor Show in 1992 , is a coupe 2 + 2 seater based on the SEAT Toledo of the first generation with a softer lines almost no right angles, his body was painted color yellow highlighted its glass roof in the shape of a cabin, its tinted windows and headlights darkened, 5-spoke flat tires with semi-throat, double sports exhaust line, inscription Concept T engraved on the back of the sides, technologically included sensors and Cameras instead of mirrors. Regarding engines, it was equipped with a V6 engine that developed 200 horsepower .
Cabrío T Concept
The following year, SEAT presented the SEAT T Cabrio Concept at the 1993 Barcelona Motor Show . The T Cabrio Concept is a bit more advanced and is the convertible version , with canvas hood with minimal changes, the differences apart from the roof to Carry a hood, the headlights are clear as those of a more standard car since those of the Coupe were obscured, also this new variant incorporates rearview mirrors and the tires are different although they also have 5 spokes, but these more cylindrical, The body of this prototype was painted garnet red and well equipped with a clear seating interior. With regard to motorization, it is the same engine of the T-Coupé Concept: the V6 of 200 hp.