Skoda Fabia R2 Rally Car– Details Specifications Features

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Skoda has shown amazing level of growth ever since its introduction in the market, with cars like Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb , Skoda Laura and Skoda Fabia, While the first three belong to the sedan category, the fourth one is from the small car segment. The most recent addition to their Indian line-up was Skoda Yeti SUV.

Moments back we received the official press release about a new Fabia rally car which has been introduced and will be used the R2 rally category. Named as Skoda Fabia R2, the car presents exceptional piece of work including attractive graphics and minor body changes. In cooperation with independent motor sports specialist Impromat Car, Skoda has developed this car. It gets improved driving dynamics, optimized in accordance with the demand in motor sports.

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Skoda manager for sales and marketing for the Central and Eastern European region, explains: “It’s great that from now on, we’re offering a rally vehicle for a wider range of customers looking for a reliable and affordable race car. Given our successful tradition and development in motor sports beyond the Czech Republic, the new Fabia R2 is just a logical result of our activities. I’m sure that the model will be as successful as the Fabia Super 2000 already is today. We are convinced that Fabia R2 will help us establishing our positions both in the field of sports as well as in business,”

This is indeed a very important car for this Czech manufacturer as the brand is one of the most successful brands in rally sports and we wish to see how many titles this car manages to bag.

Skoda Fabia R2 Rally Car Specifications

Technical Data of the Fabia R2:

Engine: naturally aspirated engine 1.6 l 16V / 132 kW

Displacement: 1,598 cm³

Maximum output in kW at rpm: 132 / 7,500

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm: 194 / 5,500

Engine electronics: Magneti-Marelli

Drive: Front wheel drive

Gearbox: sequential five-gear transmission by Sadev

Skoda Fabia R2 Rally Car Price

The price of the new Fabia R2 is around 62,000 EUR which calculates to a mind boggling Rs.39 Lakh.

Official Press Release

New Skoda Rally Car Fabia R2

  • Model for broad use in the rally category R2
  • Developed by a motor sports specialist in cooperation with Skoda
  • Another element of the motor sports activities of the company

Prague, March 8th, 2011 – With the Fabia R2, Skoda is introducing a new rally car in the market, which is to be used in the rally category R2. The car was developed, extensively tested, and prepared to its use in rallies for almost two years. In principle, the Fabia R2 is based on the series model of the popular small car, but there are significant differences in its engine, undercarriage, axle kinematics, and gearbox. Compared to the series model, the undercarriage was changed considerably and the axle kinematics was adapted for its application in motor sports. Furthermore, the Fabia R2 possesses a sequentially operated gearbox. Under the hood, a powerful 1.6 l 16V engine puts out 132 kW. The maximum torque amounts to 194Nm at 5500 rpm. The price of the new Fabia R2 is around 62,000 EUR.

In cooperation with Skoda the independent motor sports specialist Impromat Car was responsible for the development of the car. Impromat Car will also assume the distribution of the vehicle. An important task was the optimization of the driving dynamics for the use in motor sports. For that purpose, the undercarriage was designed according to rally specifications. And with great success: in February of this year, the homologation by the FIA was approved. Last year, the car also appeared in the role of the pace car at the Rally Bohemia and at the Barum Czech Rally.

Jan Hurt, the Skoda manager for sales and marketing for the Central and Eastern European region, explains: “It’s great that from now on, we’re offering a rally vehicle for a wider range of customers looking for a reliable and affordable race car. Given our successful tradition and development in motor sports beyond the Czech Republic, the new Fabia R2 is just a logical result of our activities. I’m sure that the model will be as successful as the Fabia Super 2000 already is today. We are convinced that Fabia R2 will help us establishing our positions both in the field of sports as well as in business,” Hurt concluded.

The Fabia R2 is another important element in the mosaic of motor sports activities of the Czech manufacturer. Skoda is among the most successful brands in rally sports today and won the prestigious International Rally Challenge (IRC) series as well as numerous other national titles.

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