Skoda Fabia RS S2000 Edition Unleashed
“Skoda Auto has long-standing and significant presence in motorsport, and is going to celebrate 110 years of this tradition next year. Skoda vehicles have made numerous remarkable achievements over those years, including the latest one - winning the International Rally Championship (IRC). Skoda 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,” stated that press release at the launch of the new model.
The model that borrows multiple design cues from its rallying cousin, sporting the same strong green color, as well as many white stripes on the roof, alloy wheels and stickers: “On the occasion of 110 years of motorsport efforts at Skoda Auto and to celebrate the International Rally Championship title won with its Fabia S2000, Skoda 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,” the press release described the car.
Performance-wise nothing has changed. Under the bonnet is the same 1.4 TSI with 180 hp (132 kW) as in the standard RS Fabia. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 7.3 seconds, and eventually reaches 224 km/h (139 mph). Along with the DSG double-clutch gearbox, the RS is also fitted with the XDS system that electronically brakes the inside front wheel as the car corners in order to fight understeer.