Skoda confirms Fabia R5 development program for 2014

Skoda Fabia S2000

Skoda has announced the Fabia S2000 - one of the most successful rally cars in the company's history - will be replaced by an all-new Fabia R5.

The Czech carmaker also confirmed an intense development program will begin at Skoda Motorsport’s Mlada Boleslav base in early 2014, ahead of a competition debut in 2015. Details are limited, but it will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine to comply with FIA regulations.

Dr. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Skoda, said: "Through the many international successes it has enjoyed, the current Fabia Super 2000 has been demonstrating our technical prowess for years. The challenge is now to follow on from this success. That is why we are working flat out to develop a new car, based on the Skoda Fabia, for the R5 category."

Skoda Fabia S2000

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