In May 1998, after a positive experience with the Bolero 330 BT show car, Seat returned to STOLA s.p.a. with the request for a new concept to be presented at the Geneva in 1999.
Named "Formula", the designers were Julian Thomson and Tancredi Aguilar, directed by Erwin Himmel, the work is commisioned by VW's Design Center Europe in Sitges, Spain.
"Formula" was a high-performance prototype whose centrally positioned engine developed 240 hp with a total weight of 900 kg.
The frame was made of aluminum with a completely carbon fiber body.
Julian Thomson designer of the VW Design Center EuropeTancredi Aguilar designer of the VW Design Center Europe
Rivoli November 1998 F, Cerva and L. Giarolo.Rivoli November 1998 X, S. Ardagna and Y
Rivoli November 1998 S. Ardagna ....
Rivoli November 1998Rivoli November 1998
Rivoli December 1998 Painting begins.
Rivoli January 1999 From left G. Gammichia ...
From left L. Giarolo F. Chiara and T. Aguilar.From the left...
From the left...Roberto Stola
From left G. Gammichia ...
Turin February 1999 The official photos of the Seat Formula before being transported to the Geneva Motor Show.
Geneva 1999. P. Arcadipane, G. Grande, G. Comollo, S. Ardagna.Geneva 1999 Stefano Ardagna poses with two Seat models.
Geneva 10 March 1999. The Formula, exhibited in the Seat stand.