ŠKODA celebrates rally titles with a limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA

ŠKODA celebrates rally titles with a limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA

 

 

› 1.4 TSI petrol engine with 92 kW/125 hp output and seven speed DSG gearbox

› Sportier steering wheel, new exclusive sports seats and sports suspension for even sportier handling and performance

› Special design elements and optional green 17" alloy wheels typical for ŠKODA Motorsport

› A limited number of 1,300 cars will be available on 21 markets

 

Mladá Boleslav, 12 December 2017 – ŠKODA celebrates the most successful year in its motorsport history with a limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA. Sportier ŠKODA FABIA is coming to 21 markets in February 2018. The limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA is the reference to the ŠKODA FABIA R5 successful season including winning the world champion chip of the rally category WRC2. Equipped with a 1.4 TSI engine delivering 92 kW/125 hp, a seven speed DSG gearbox and a sports suspension, the ŠKODA FABIA limited edition is the fastest version in the current model’s product range. As a reference to the ŠKODA Motorsport developed FABIA R5, the limited edition of the ŠKODA FABIA road car has 17-inch SAVIO alloy wheels and special design features.

Motorsport is a genuine part of ŠKODA’s DNA. For customers, who want to experience a sportier performance on the street, ŠKODA as a triple winner in the WRC 2 category of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship presents the fastest version of current-generation FABIA. Equipped with a sportier 1.4 TSI petrol engine with power output of 92 kW/125 hp, special and limited model allows the highest top speed of 203 kilometres per hour and coupled to a DSG gearbox also the best acceleration from the 0 to 100 kilometres in 8.8 seconds.

For the sportier driving experience, ŠKODA FABIA is equipped with sports suspension with lower ground clearance and adapted firmer shock absorbers. Combination of the sporty steering wheel, new exclusive sports seats and redeveloped rear section of exhaust system further underlines the dynamic character, guaranteeing a fascinating driving performance.

The design is based on the MONTE CARLO version of the current ŠKODA FABIA with Candy white colour with black roof. The limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA also offers new design features like 17-inch SAVIO alloy wheels in three colour variants (bright green, white and black) and "WRC 2 2017 champion" label as a reference to the successful ŠKODA Motorsport cars.

Besides motorsport design elements new special edition also offers extended standard equipment including features like heated front seats, rear view camera, navigation system "Amundsen", Climatronic automatic climate control, Keyless-Go, rear parking sensors, electric windows front and rear, Adaptive Cruise Control as well as Light and Rain Assist. A limited number of 1,300 cars will be available in Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Island, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia and Latvia from February 2018 onwards.

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