New Skoda Enyaq RS Race Concept Looks Like an Electric Mega Hatch

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Skoda thinks street-legal models and racecars can successfully blend in to create more exciting vehicles. This recipe is currently being applied to an entirely new concept dubbed the Enyaq RS Race.
As its name implies, it builds on the road-legal Enyaq RS, albeit in the Coupe variant, which features a sloping roofline targeting those who favor style over substance. The Czech automaker is upgrading most key areas, including the chassis, exterior, cockpit and powertrain.

The official teasers released by Skoda reveal an aggressive design. The upcoming study features different front and rear bumpers, a new diffuser, a large wing, and a widebody design. These upgrades do not only contribute to its sportier appearance but also improve its downforce.

Skoda's 2024 Enyaq RS Race Concept will ride on motorsport-inspired wheels and sit closer to the ground due to the re-tuned chassis. Because of these modifications, it no longer looks like a crossover, as some could mistake it for an electric mega hatch.

Just like real racers, it will have seating for two inside. The bucket seats will feature five-point racing harnesses, and other changes will revolve around the dashboard panel and door cards. Some components will be removed to make the car lighter, whereas others will be made of different materials.

2024 Skoda Enyaq RS Race Concept
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According to Skoda, the Enyaq RS Race Concept will also feature powertrain modifications and improved cooling. The Czech automaker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, hasn't gone into details yet, but states that the drivetrain will be taken straight from the production version of the Enyaq RS Coupe.

The Enyaq RS features all-wheel drive and a dual-motor setup that generates 335 hp (340 ps/250 kW) and 402 pound-foot (545 Nm) of torque. The MacPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer, multi-element axle, telescopic shock absorbers with coil springs, and hydraulic diagonal dual-circuit braking are standard across the range. However, the RS models feature an uprated braking system compared to the lesser models and an electromechanical power steering with a variable ratio instead of the rack and pinion setup on other variants.

We're hoping the upcoming concept previews the successor to the Enyaq RS (vRS in the United Kingdom), which should be a few years away from debuting. Either that or a more extreme version that might eventually hit the production line. However, chances are this vehicle offers a glimpse at the brand's next rally car. After all, it features some parts inspired by the Fabia RS Rally2 racer, and it looks almost ready to take on a gravel road at high speed.

Skoda hasn't said when it will unveil the Enyaq RS Race Concept, but our money would be on its official presentation being hosted in a few weeks or a couple of months.

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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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