Skoda releases 2011 Fabia vRS S2000 Special Edition

Article by Christian A., on November 15, 2010

To celebrate 110 years of racing achievements, Skoda is releasing a special edition of the Fabia vRS, named the IRC Skoda Fabia S2000 vRS Edition.

A press release at the launch of the new model states that Skoda Auto has “long-standing and significant presence in motorsport.” Recently, Skoda had won the International Rally Championship (IRC) with its Fabia S2000.

When developing a car, Skoda Auto draws on its motorsport expertise. Sporty drivers tend to like the vRS versions of the Octavia and Fabia.

The limited edition of the Fabia vRS makes use of numerous design cues from its rallying cousin, which features the same strong green color, as well as many white stripes on the roof, alloy wheels and stickers.

It will have a limited run of only 200 samples to be built. Skoda said that this car will have Rally Green paint, a white roof, white alloy wheels and stickers in S2000 colors. The car’s performance is unchanged. It is powered by the 1.4 TSI with 180 hp (132 kW) that’s featured on the standard vRS Fabia.

The car is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, and it can hit a maximum speed of 224 km/h (139 mph).

The vRS is fitted with the DSG double-clutch gearbox as well as the XDS system that fight understeer by electronically braking the inside front wheel as the car corners in order.

Press Release

ŠKODA ANNOUNCES COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL EDITION FABIA vRS S2000

Following a successful assault in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge this year, Škoda has announced a special edition Fabia vRS S2000 to commemorate the all-conquering Fabia S2000 which helped the brand to take the IRC Constructors’ Champion title.

The special edition model is fitted with a 1.4 TSI 180bhp turbocharged and supercharged engine, which provides a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 139mph. The engine is mated to a seven-speed DSG twin-clutch gearbox which can operate in two modes – fully automated and manual Tiptronic.

Production is limited to only 200 vehicles worldwide with 20 cars allocated for the UK. Offered in Rallye Green, with a white roof, white 17” ‘Gigaro’ alloy wheels and race livery – similar to those which adorn the IRC championship winning Fabia S2000.

Škoda took part in 11 of this year's 12 IRC events and celebrated victory at seven of them. Besides these wins, Škoda crews achieved a further 17 podium positions.

The Fabia vRS S2000 arrives in the UK in January 2011. Prices to be finalised soon.

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