With over 23 million views on Youtube, Ken Block's Gymkhana 6 is one of the most popular car videos on the web, probably the most entertaining one as well. So it's only natural for Skoda to do something along those lines in order to promote their brand new and yet to be revealed Fabia R5 rally car.
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We could have bored you with all the details about why Skoda is abandoning the big S2000 circus and entering its new rally car into the R5 group. But that's kind of besides the point here. We suggest you guys watch the video first and come back for all the juicy details once you've been entertained.
Skoda Motorsport is concentrating all its efforts on getting the Fabia R5 ready for the Rallye Bohemia in July 2015. That's when we'll get full details on the race-bred version of the Mk3 supermini from Mlada Boleslav.
In all likelihood, this car is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine linked to a manual gearbox. This camouflaged prototype, which we jokingly refer to as the racing zebra, is much wider than the normal Fabia and features flared wheel arches, an air scoop on its roof, a vented hood, rear spoiler and large exhaust pipe coming out in the middle of the rear bumper.
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