Volkswagen always send an unusual concept car or two to the Wörthersee Treffen annual GTI festival. The event is a homage to the company’s products and thousands of usually heavily modified cars attend. This year both Seat and Skoda are sending convertible concept cars to entertain the fans.
The Seat Ibiza Cupster is a design study which aims to celebrate the 30th year of the model name. The two-seater is based on the production Ibiza Cupra but has a shallow wrap-around window and no roof. Seats are 80 millimetres lower than than the standard cars to deep the occupants out of the win. The Cupra’s 180 PS TSI engine, DSG dual-clutch transmission and 18-inch alloy wheels remain but the chassis is lowered and widened. The custom ‘New Orange’ paint colour is also reflected within the interior as an accent to the black Alcantara upholstery.
Skoda chose to appoint a group of sixteen young apprentices to design their concept vehicle based on the Citigo city car. A wrap-around window features once again, this time ending in a large spoiler across the tail of the car. A race inspired blue and white metallic paint finish completes the look along with twin tailpipes and colour matched 16 inch alloy wheels. The 1.0 MPI petrol engine remains as standard.
The interior is based on that of the Škoda Citigo Sport model and includes a red-stitched, leather-lined three-spoke steering wheel with matching handbrake handle and gear knob. As you might expect when leaving young people to their own devices, there is also a potent 300 watt sound system with music-reactive LED lighting.