Forgotten concepts: 1999 Seat Formula

The Seata model range is not too wide. The offer is still limited mainly to Leon and Ibiza and there is a shortage of a strictly sports car. Several years ago it could have been quite different.

In 1999, the brand presented a very interesting concept called Formula. It was supposed to be a vehicle that would make driving fun and friendly in everyday use. Unfortunately, only few people managed to check it on their own skin.

The car did not have a roof, its doors were opened like in Lamborghini, it had only two places and was painted in a bright green colour, and the whole thing was terribly small. As a result, Formula was very interesting and aggressive car.

The interior of the vehicle was minimalist. You can even say that the dashboard has not been installed there. The driver has a steering wheel and clocks in front of him, but the passenger sees only a few pipes. There is no air conditioning or radio.

The heart of the vehicle was a centrally located 2 litre petrol unit. It generated 240 horses and 295 Nm of torque. The transmission is based on a sequential 6-speed transmission with blades at the steering wheel.

It is also worth mentioning that the car also had an active rear spoiler, which automatically extended above 50 km/h and the weight of the car was only 900 kilograms. Such a combo allowed the small Seat to accelerate to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, and the maximum speed was 146 mph. No modern car would have been created with such performance.

1999 Seat Formula Concept