SEAT Ibiza Cupster roadster concept

21 May, 2014 12:01am Oliver Kew

Open-top SEAT Ibiza Cupster celebrates three decades of the baby of the range

This open-top version of 
the SEAT Ibiza Cupra hot hatch has 
a chopped-down windscreen and slim windows, with a
distinctly wedgy profile. It's called the Ibiza Cupster, and it'll make its debut at the Worthersee tuning show in Germany later this month.

The Cupster is a strict 
two-seater, with the 
Ibiza’s rear seats ditched for 
a double buttress design topped with rollover hoops. Inside, the two occupants sit a massive 80mm lower than in a road-going Ibiza Cupra, in an effort to give the Cupster a truly sporting driivng posiiton and lower centre of gravity.

Inside, the low-slung bucket seats are matched with dark Alcantara upholstery and a new aniline leather treatment on the steering wheel, not available in the production SEAT range.

The model has been created to celebrate 30 years of Ibiza production, and it uses the ultimate Ibiza's engine. Under the Cupster's bonnet is the same 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder as the standard Cupra, good for 178bhp and driving the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Don’t expect to see a Cupster version on sale any time soon, though: like most of Worthersee's exhibits, this is purely a one-off example showcasing SEAT's sense of humour.