- Fabia Combi R5 to make debut at mid-May GTI meeting
- ŠKODA reinterprets its new rally car as an estate
- Follows ŠKODA Fabia R5’s spectacular opening in Czech Rally Championships
The new ŠKODA Fabia R5 caused a sensation at its first ever race, with the ŠKODA team bringing home a clear victory from the new model’s world premiere in the Šumava Klatovy Rally. Now the high-tech racer will be presented as an estate show car at the 34th GTI meeting at Wörthersee (13 to 16 May 2015). ŠKODA will also be presenting the ŠKODA Fabia R5 alongside three other sports cars.
As many as 200,000 tuning and motorsport enthusiasts will be making the pilgrimage to Wörthersee in Austria between 13 and 16 May to indulge in their passion for fast cars. This will be ŠKODA’s sixth appearance at the GTI meeting, where the brand will be presenting five sporty models.
ŠKODA’s designers have reinterpreted the Fabia R5 as an estate model to create the ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi show car. The green, white and black ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi will be driving onto the stage on 18-inch alloys. At the front, a powerful bumper and wide air intakes signify the car’s rallying ambitions. The wide contoured grille is finished in black, as are the door mirror covers. Flared mudguards and powerful doorsills accentuate the model’s racy appearance.
The rear sports a huge spoiler, as well as a giant rear bumper, and a wide central exhaust pipe. Beneath the surface, the Fabia R5 features an ultra-modern 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, all-wheel-drive, sequential five-speed transmission and McPherson struts.
ŠKODA will also be showing the ‘original’ ŠKODA Fabia R5 at Wörthersee. ŠKODA’s brand new racing car celebrated its dazzling world premiere at the end of April with a triumphant victory at the opening of this year’s Czech Rally Championship. Driven by the Asia-Pacific Champion Jan Kopecky (CZ), the car proved to be both fast and reliable. The Fabia R5 is based on ŠKODA’s new production Fabia, and is the successor to the Fabia Super 2000, which went down as the most successful rally car in ŠKODA’s history.