Posted by Maspion Labels: SEAT
The attractive Seat Tango roadster was first revealed at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Tango concept was designed to recreate the elements of sports cars from the '50s and '60s without resorting to retro gimmicks for inspiration.
Under the curvaceous aluminium body, the Seat Tango is supported by a sophisticated tubular framework - which is actually a development of the World Rally Car safety cage.
The firs cars made by Seat were actually nearly unchangeable versions of Fiat models, only to be given the Seat logo and a different model name.
Fiat abandoned the Spanish carmaker in 1981 and then Seat began collaborating with Volkswagen Group’s subsidiary Audi, which would completely own Seat by 1990.
Mounted up front is a 1.8 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine developing 180 horsepower and running power through a 6 speed manual gearbox. This gives the Tango a top speed of 145 mph and a 0-60 time of 7 seconds.
Central to the Seat Tango's design is a high degree of safety. ABS, electronic stability control and traction control help to keep the car on the road. And if that fails, twin front-airbags, side-airbags, a progressive deformation structure and a central passenger cell help to cushion the impact.