On the road, the Skoda Fabia may not seem the sportiest option in the Czech automaker’s repertoire, but on the track, it’s a different machine entirely. In honor of Skoda’s "most successful year in motorsports history," including a world championship win for the Fabia in WRC 2, the company has decided to give the hot hatchback a race-inspired makeover.
The exterior is finished in a candy white paint job with a black roof. A set of 17-inch Savio alloy wheels come in three colors, white, black, or the bright green finish pictured here. Appropriate "WRC 2 2017 Champion" badges can also be noted on the body, with a few extra features added throughout the cabin.
Gallery: Skoda Fabia Rally Special Edition
But it’s not just all show and no go. Equipped with a 1.4-liter TSI engine good for 125 horsepower (92 kilowatts), it’s the fastest version of the Fabia you can buy… though it’s no RS model. Paired with a DSG gearbox, the Fabia can sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 8.8 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of 126 mph (203 kmh).
The more powerful engine comes paired to a sports suspension system with lower ground clearance and firmer shock absorbers. A new steering wheel, sports seats, and an updated exhaust system further adds to its performance credentials. Standard features like heated front seats, a rear-view camera, navigation system, and Climatronic automatic climate control all carry over from the standard model.
Just 1,300 examples of the one-off Skoda will be built and released in 21 different markets. Buyers in the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, and a handful of others will be able to pickup up hotted-up hatchback. No word on pricing just yet.
ŠKODA celebrates the most successful year in its motorsport history with a limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA. Sportier ŠKODA FABIA is coming to 21 markets in February 2018. The limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA is the reference to the ŠKODA FABIA R5 successful season including winning the world champion chip of the rally category WRC2. Equipped with a 1.4 TSI engine delivering 92 kW/125 hp, a seven speed DSG gearbox and a sports suspension, the ŠKODA FABIA limited edition is the fastest version in the current model’s product range. As a reference to the ŠKODA Motorsport developed FABIA R5, the limited edition of the ŠKODA FABIA road car has 17-inch SAVIO alloy wheels and special design features.
Motorsport is a genuine part of ŠKODA’s DNA. For customers, who want to experience a sportier performance on the street, ŠKODA as a triple winner in the WRC 2 category of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship presents the fastest version of current-generation FABIA. Equipped with a sportier 1.4 TSI petrol engine with power output of 92 kW/125 hp, special and limited model allows the highest top speed of 203 kilometres per hour and coupled to a DSG gearbox also the best acceleration from the 0 to 100 kilometres in 8.8 seconds.
For the sportier driving experience, ŠKODA FABIA is equipped with sports suspension with lower ground clearance and adapted firmer shock absorbers. Combination of the sporty steering wheel, new exclusive sports seats and redeveloped rear section of exhaust system further underlines the dynamic character, guaranteeing a fascinating driving performance.
The design is based on the MONTE CARLO version of the current ŠKODA FABIA with Candy white colour with black roof. The limited edition of ŠKODA FABIA also offers new design features like 17-inch SAVIO alloy wheels in three colour variants (bright green, white and black) and “WRC 2 2017 champion” label as a reference to the successful ŠKODA Motorsport cars.
Besides motorsport design elements new special edition also offers extended standard equipment including features like heated front seats, rear view camera, navigation system “Amundsen”, Climatronic automatic climate control, Keyless-Go, rear parking sensors, electric windows front and rear, Adaptive Cruise Control as well as Light and Rain Assist. A limited number of 1,300 cars will be available in Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Island, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia and Latvia from February 2018 onwards.