Czech car maker Skoda released the first picture of a new hot hatch concept they have come up with based on the Fabia ahead of its official Essen Motor Show debut. The Skoda Fabia R5 looks like a proper rally car and showcases the company’s sporty side.
That is due to the car’s roots, which can be traced back to the Fabia Super2000, which was indeed a proper rally car. But the main purpose of this exercise for Skoda may have to do with the launch of a hotter Fabia RS road car in the future.
As it stands, Skoda Fabia R5 concept comes with a whole host of motorsport features including front and rear spoilers, wide arches, roof scoop, roll bars, and competition-spec suspension, brakes, and tires. The engine is a 1.6 liter turbo four-pot, built to the FIA specifications and mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox.
Other exciting cars worth a look at Skoda’s Essen Motor Show booth include Octavia RS – the fastest production Octavia ever, and Monte Carlo special editions of the Citigo,Yeti and Rapid Spaceback, plus three design studies including Yeti Xtreme show car, Rapid Spaceback Red & Grey, and the convertible Citigo known as the CitiJet.Skoda Fabia R5 Concept Revealed Ahead of Essen Motor Show,