FIA approves Škoda Fabia R5

The new Skoda Fabia R5
The new Skoda Fabia R5
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The new Škoda Fabia R5 rally car is ready to take to the dirt, having been given the green light by the FIA following the rigorous homologation process.

In line with FIA regulations, the successor to the Fabia Super 2000 sports a 1.6-litre turbo engine and is the result of 15 months of intense development work by Škoda Motorsport.

Team director Michal Hrabanek hopes the R5 can live up to its predecessor, which was the most successful car in the company’s 114-year motorsport history:

“With the new Škoda Fabia R5, we want to follow on from the success we have enjoyed in recent years with speed and reliability on the rally routes of this world. Following the successful homologation, we can now initiate the next phase of the Fabia R5 project.”