Thursday, 16 April 2015

Derek Slack Motors release new rally concept, Fabia R 5 images

Rally enthusiasts who visited the Essen Motor Show were treated to the premiere of the concept version of the new rally ŠKODA Fabia R 5.

Tony Slack, Managing Director at Derek Slack Motors said: “The world premiere of the Fabia R 5 concept car gives an insight into the future of rallying at ŠKODA.” 

In keeping with FIA regulations, the new racing car is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo engine. The new car also features a sequential, five-speed manual gearbox and MacPherson struts. A number of top ŠKODA rally drivers were also involved in the development of the new Fabia R 5.

The Fabia Super 2000, the Fabia R 5’s predecessor, achieved a hat-trick of titles in the 2014 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). On top of this, ŠKODA also won the drivers’ title in the FIA European Rally Championship and a further five national championships. We’ll keep you posted on more news.

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