Skoda ’s 2010 IRC Championship win may not have gotten a ton of headlines from the press, but it certainly hasn’t stopped the automaker from releasing a special edition Fabia RS that was created to celebrate the automaker’s title win in the IRC, or as some folks would call it, the breeding ground and stepping stone towards the more famous WRC.
For their special edition vehicle, Skoda decked the Fabia RS with a Rally Green exterior paint with racing livery all around it and stickers taken from the official championship-winning S2000 rally car. There’s also the addition of a white roof to complement the Rally Green body color, as well as a set of 17-inch alloy wheels to finish off the dazzling look of special edition Fabia RS.
As for performance, Skoda gave the car a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 177 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 139 mph.
The special edition Fabia RS IRC has yet to be given a price tag by Skoda, but according to the company, the model will only come in limited quantities with only 200 units being built.
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.