The fearful and highest authority in motorsport, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) gives Skoda Fabia R5 the green light. The innovative rally car is based on the Super 2000 model, which, as we all know, is the most successful rally car Skoda ever built. In fact, with the Fabia R5, Skoda marks its 114th year on the rally road.
The Fabia R5 is really a heaven for the high-tech maniacs. The model is geared with a 1.6-Liter turbo engine, which is a big difference, compared to the 2.0-Liter at the Super 2000 model. The redesigned powerplant works in full harmony with the five-speed sequential transmission to bring boosted performance for the four-wheel drive machine.
Since the start of the project, the Skoda team invested more than a year time, 15 months, to be precise, to bring a fine-tuned and redesigned proud heir of the Super 2000 model, that, with a lot of hard work is finally approved by FIA.
In fact, the Fabia R5 is already tested by some of the best rally drivers, and went throughout 10,000 kilometers and different road conditions and locations, that include Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, France and many more. The Skoda team now can proudly say that the R5 machine has passed every single test.
We remember the successful 2014 season for Skoda and now, with a vehicle like the R5 we expect even better coming up season.