Skoda continues rallying tradition with an entry into the new S2000 WRC class.
March 9, 2007, 9am. Skoda has confirmed a rally programme for the new generation Fabia.
The VW-owned Czech brand will develop the new Fabia as a Super 2000 class contender, joining the Peugeot 207, Fiat Grande Punto and Toyota Corolla as potential front-runners in the new category for 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four wheel drive cars.
The Fabia S2000 debuted earlier this week, at the Geneva Motor Show. Its appearance follows the board of management’s decision back in December 2006 to continue the tradition of Skoda in rallying.
The Fabia S2000 has been designed to comply with the new FIA Rally Regulations.
The new Super 2000 category cars are not only intended to be powerful but also more affordable than WRC machinery, thus making it the ideal offer for private teams and young talents wishing to enter the sport at national and international levels.
In accordance with the regulations, the car will have a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine.
The Fabia S2000 is 3992mm long with a wheelbase of 2486mm.
Clear differences from the road car model are the four-wheel drive, the rollcage in the interior and other parts of the car which comply with the Super 2000 regulations.