If you are watching the world of rallying, then you definitely know that Škoda Motorsport will soon introduce the new Fabia Rally2.
The new competition special is, of course, based on the latest fourth-generation Fabia. Developers from Škoda Motorsport are currently completing the development and are preparing for its homologation. The public presentation should take place in the coming days.
According to the rules for the Rally2 category for which the Fabia is designed, the race car must be based on the production model and must have the same body. An exception is the possibility to extend the car with fenders and bumpers, and designers can build a tunnel into the floor to build all-wheel drive. The front and rear axle concept of the race car must be of the McPherson type. The chassis parts are developed by Škoda Motorsport themselves – and of course they have nothing to do with a standard production Škoda. The same goes for the gearbox.
The engine, on the other hand, is required to come from a production unit, but it can come from another production car in the Volkswagen Group. For the Rally2 category, the engine must have a maximum capacity of 1.6 liters.
Škoda Motorsport has previously revealed that the supercharged 16-year-old has undergone a thorough overhaul, that it offers higher performance, more efficient cooling and lubrication, and faster electronics. The gearbox was also adapted to this, and its service life was extended at the same time. The entire body has been reinforced and the chassis has been given longer suspension tracks for more grip in extreme conditions.
But what if in Mladá Boleslav they decided to replace the Fabia in a rally with another car after years? If they did, they would probably resort to the compact Scala model due to its size.
And it is with the idea of the Škoda Scala rally that the retoucher is playing David Lopata, which virtually designed such a competition machine. Interestingly, the initial impulse was the Škoda Vision RS concept, a sporty-looking model of the Scala from 2018.
David liked the car so much that he wondered what it would look like as a rally special. Note that the virtual racer has almost the same front bumper as the Vision RS. Otherwise, we will find traditional competition details on the car, such as pulled-out fenders, a large spoiler, a distinctive diffuser and the like.
So what do you say, would you like the Škoda Scala more than the racing Fabia?