Czech automaker Skoda took the top honors this year in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. In the process they won both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles against Ford, Subaru, Mitsubushi, Honda, Peugeot, Proton and Fiat/Abarth. 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 its look: rally green paint, white roof, white wheels, and decals. Only 200 examples of the special edition hatch will be offered. Read the press release after the jump…
Å koda Auto presents a limited edition Fabia RS
On the occasion of 110 years of motorsport efforts at Å koda and to celebrate the IRC Championship title won with its Fabia S2000, Å koda Auto presents a limited edition of the Fabia RS.
Å koda Auto has long-standing and significant presence in motorsport, and is going to celebrate 110 years of this tradition next year. Å koda vehicles have made numerous remarkable achievements over those years, including the latest one – winning the International Rally Championship (IRC). Å koda 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 Å koda Auto and to celebrate the International Rally Championship title won with its Fabia S2000, Å koda 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.