Thanks to an idea, the engineer Capka, with the Czech construction company owner of the Brish plugs, gave birth to the most powerful Skoda Fabia ever.
Continuing the tradition in motorsport, the Czech manufacturer Skoda introduced the new concept at Geneva Motor Show, the Skoda Fabia WRC, derived from the Fabia RS model, also presented for the first time in Geneva, said a company statement, issued Wednesday. The new rally car is already in development and testing period, so that the results at Skoda Motorsport World debut of the model predicts the latter part of the 2003 season.
With the experience gained throughout the four seasons, Skoda’s involvement is at the highest level, so that Fabia WRC seems to have all the characteristics to become a candidate in the battle for the podium.
“Skoda Fabia WRC is the most sophisticated model of a long series that has helped to create an image of tradition in motor sport. Meanwhile, the new car will strengthen our image in terms of reliability, endurance and technical competence”, said President Skoda Auto, Vratislav Kulhánek.
Materialized as the WRC at the Brisk project, the car was created in design terms with help of the Prodrive tunner company. The prototype is based on the previous generation of the Skoda Fabia, with changes to its exterior, making it less obvious that, the headlights and taillights are the only known elements.
Propulsion is provided by a 2.0 liter TFSI engine, from the Audi S3, only that the engine has suffered some major changes and the power developed is neither more nor less than 500 hp at 7800 rpm with a torque of 600 Nm at 3700 rpm. Due to a total weight under 1,000 kg, the Skoda Fabia WRC goes from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.7 seconds.