Skoda Fabia R5 emerges as an impressive rally car

Thursday 16 April 2015, 08:11 AM by

The successor to the Fabia Super 2000 rally car is finally out, the new Fabia R5 from Skoda has reportedly received approvals from the highest motorsport authority, the International Automobile Federation (FIA). The vehicle is reportedly ready to take on Skoda's 114 years of motorsport victory to new heights.

Speaking more on the occasion, Dr. Frank Welsch, ŠKODA board member for development said, “We are delighted that the International Automobile Federation FIA has given us the green light. Now we can prove just how good our new rally car is in the race series. When working on the third-generation production Fabia, which enjoyed an extremely successful start, we incorporated some of the genes from our rally cars and developed the most emotive Fabia ever. Conversely, the production model now formed the basis for the new Fabia R5.”

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Skoda Fabia R5

Adding to it, Michal Hrabánek, Skoda Motorsport director, said, “With the new ŠKODA Fabia R5, we want to follow on from the success we have enjoyed in recent years with speed and reliability on the rally routes of this world. Following the successful homologation, we can now initiate the next phase of the Fabia R 5 project.”

The new Skoda Fabia R5 is powered by 1.6 liter turbo engine that is capable of generating about 265 BHP of power that powers all the four wheels of the car. The vehicle gets McPherson struts and five-speed sequential gearbox for a truly impressive performance output. To comply with the FIA regulations the vehicle weighs about 1,230 kgs.

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