In 2019, a modernized ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo heads to rally tracks around the world. It has already clocked thousands of kilometres during tests on gravel, tarmac, snow and ice. The goal was to develop a car that could improve the considerable abilities of the highly regarded first version even further. The previous car won three WRC 2 titles and hundreds of rally victories in dozens of countries, becoming the world’s most successful rally car in the Rally2 group.
This new version of the rally drivers’ favourite is fitted with an upgraded 1.6-litre engine with more power, more effective cooling and lubrication systems and faster electronics. The gearbox has been modified as well, increasing its service life. The whole body shell has been strengthened and the suspension now has longer wheel travel for more grip in extreme conditions. The steering has a faster ratio and the crews receive information on a new display.
For 2021, the FABIA Rally2 evo received another set of upgrades. The package includes new engine mapping as well as a redesigned intercooler and exhaust manifold. Especially for low grip surfaces ŠKODA Motorsport homologated a third set of differential ramps. A new setup of ZF dampers provides even better traction and car stability on all types of surfaces. An important part of the modifications was also a further improvement in the reliability, safety and comfort - all details can be found here.
|Base Car||ŠKODA FABIA 3. generation|
|Lenght||3 999 mm|
|Max. width||1 820 mm|
|Min. weight||1 230 kg|
|Bodyshell||Modified for 4x4 drivetrain|
|Turbocharged 4-cylinder||1620 cm3|
|Max. power||214 kW|
|Max. torque||425 Nm|
|Manual sequential shifting|
|Mechanical differentials (front and rear)|
|McPherson||Front and rear|
|Brake discs||tarmac - Ø 355 mm / width 32 mm|
|gravel - Ø 300 mm / width 32 mm|
|Special fuel tank||capacity of 82.5 l|
|Consumption||0.6 l/km SS|
|Tarmac||8"x18" - min. weight 8.9 kg|
|Gravel||7"x15" - min. weight 8.6 kg|