So you thought ?koda's were sensible cars with the most exciting option being bright yellow paintwork... Well, they do have a dark side, witness the matt-black creation pictured above.
?koda Auto has today begun testing the first prototype of the ?koda Fabia Super 2000. Designed to be used in the Super 2000 production based race category, the Super 2000 is based on the second-generation Fabia and, in compliance with the FIA regulations, is equipped with a two-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, a six-speed sequential transmission and a four-wheel drive system with three mechanical differentials.
"We are glad to have started testing the Fabia Super 2000. This year we are planning to optimise and certify the vehicle so that we can use it on both national and international levels. When exactly the vehicle will be released for competition use will depend on the achieved progress, relevant test results and the final certification. Then we are also planning to offer the vehicle to private teams. Based on a customer service arrangement, further development work on the vehicle will be done in close cooperation with our importers worldwide," said Dr. Eckhard Scholz, ?koda Auto BOD Member responsible for technological development.
The Fabia Super 2000 continues over one hundred years of ?koda Auto?s involvement in motorsport and ?koda are hoping the Fabia Super 2000 will continue their tradition of success.
?We believe that the vehicle will become a successful part of this tradition, because car racing is popular all over the world and offers great opportunities to promote our products," said Martin Lauer, Head of Corporate Communications