/Skoda Fabia R2 Rally Car

Skoda Fabia R2 Rally Car

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With the Fabia R2, Skoda has prepared a light and easy to handle rally car to be used in rally category R2. It is an affordable way for enthusiasts who want to try their hand at pro rallying.

Skoda Fabia R2 ispowered by a 1.6 l 16V engine that makes 132 kW and 194 Nm of torque and uses a sequentially operated gearbox to send the power to the front wheels. That’s actually what limits this car’s capabilities because you can tune the engine easily, but there’s not much you can do to change the laws of physics for a FWD car! However Skoda says that compared to the series model, the undercarriage was changed considerably and the axle kinematics was adapted for its application in motor sports.

The car has been developed by Impromat Car, Skoda’s motorsport partner who will also market the car. The price of the new Fabia R2 is around 62,000 EUR.

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Jan Hurt, the Škoda 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.

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 Sade

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