While it may not have registered on the radar screens of many American racing fans, Czech automaker Skoda took the top honors this year in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. In the process they captured both the drivers' and manufacturers' titles against the likes of Ford, Subaru, Mitsubushi, Honda, Peugeot, Proton and Fiat/Abarth on special stages across Europe (including the iconic Monte Carlo Rally) and a pair in South America. To celebrate, the Volkswagen subsidiary has launched a special edition of its Fabia RS hot hatch.
The Fabia RS Edition S2000 packs a 177-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbo four mated to a seven-speed DSG for a 7.3-second sprint to 62 and a 139 mph top end. What sets the S2000 edition apart, however, is the livery: rally green paint, white roof, white wheels, and decals inspired by the competition version that claimed the title with Juho Hänninen behind the wheel. Only 200 examples of the special edition hatch will be offered, and you can read more about it in the press release after the jump.
On the occasion of 110 years of motorsport efforts at Škoda and to celebrate the IRC Championship title won with its Fabia S2000, Škoda Auto presents a limited edition of the Fabia RS.
Škoda Auto has long-standing and significant presence in motorsport, and is going to celebrate 110 years of this tradition next year. Škoda vehicles have made numerous remarkable achievements over those years, including the latest one - winning the International Rally Championship (IRC). Škoda Auto makes use of its motorsport expertise in its car development efforts. The RS versions of the Octavia and Fabia are popular with sporty drivers. Now the manufacturer is launching a limited edition of the Fabia RS.
On the occasion of 110 years of motorsport efforts at Škoda Auto and to celebrate the International Rally Championship title won with its Fabia S2000, Škoda Auto presents a limited edition of the Fabia RS - altogether 200 vehicles in the colours of the championship-winning Fabia S2000. The car is green (Rally Green), with a white roof, white alloy wheels and stickers in S2000 colours.
Presented at this year's Geneva International Motor Show, the Fabia RS comes with a new four-cylinder engine with double charging. Although just 1.4, this unit offers a power of 132 kW. Along with this powerful engine, the Fabia was the first car in its segment to offer XDS, a system that electronically brakes the inside front wheel as the car corners in order to increase torque on the outside front wheel for a high level of agility in bends.