Maybe, at some point, someone within the Volkswagen Group raised the idea of offering a supercar as a halo car for Seat.
For obvious reasons, however, it never materialized. And even if it did, it’d never look anything like this, as it would have been quite odd to have a Spanish derivative of a German supercar – which also shares a lot of parts with an Italian exotic, namely the Lamborghini Huracan.
The thing is that Audi has the gravitas to pull it off, whereas Seat simply doesn’t and, in any case, is trying to get a reboot with a host of SUVs.
Nevertheless, a rendering artist spent a few hours rearranging the pixels of the Audi R8 turn it into a Seat. Borja Perez Loren has digitally transformed the front end of the car, which now gets a narrower grille, similar to other modern vehicles made by the Spanish car company, new headlights with incorporated LED DRLs, a modified rear bumper and new taillights.
Since the R8 is offered right now with just one engine, a 5.2-liter V10, that’s what would power the imaginary Seat supercar. To keep costs down, they’d probably have to ditch all-wheel drive in favor of a simpler, rear-wheel drive setup, much like the R8 RWS.
We have to admit that the changes don’t look half bad, but the sad truth is that Seat has still a long way to go before it adds a bona fide supercar in its range. Even the much-touted sports car has failed to materialize, and with this segment shrinking in size, we can’t see it happening at all.
The good news is that those SUVs seem pretty decent, so if they sell well, then perhaps one day the “Spanish Alfa Romeo”, as the VW Group likes to think of Seat, will indeed roll out something really exciting.