SKODA Motorsport celebrates its 120th anniversary in motorsport with the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo Limited Edition 120. There will be only twelve copies of the special model which incorporates the main technical upgrades of the 2021 version of the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo. The equipment expansion includes, among other things, additional motorsport equipment as well as other exclusive accessories and special paint. The SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo Edition 120 can now be ordered from SKODA Motorsport.
SKODA is celebrating its 120th anniversary in motorsport this year. Mladá Boleslav’s company first got involved in 1901 with motorcycles in long-distance races, but also quickly got into four-wheel motorsport; to date, it has recorded numerous victories in hill climbing, circuit racing and rallying. Lately, SKODA has dominated the WRC 2 / WRC 2 Pro category of the FIA World Rally Championship.
On the occasion of these 120 years of automotive sporting tradition, SKODA Motorsport presents a strictly limited special series of its rally car currently used successfully by many customer teams: the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo Edition 120 is only produced at twelve copies. Each of these examples has, in addition to the main technical upgrades of the current 2021 generation, many additional functions. The extension of the standard equipment of the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo Edition 120 includes, among other things, magnesium wheels painted green as well as a whole battery of additional headlights and cornering lights with LED technology.
In addition, specimens of the special model have an additional equipment package on board as standard, for which SKODA Motorsport has drawn on the experiences of the pilots. These include, in particular, pouches or nets for the storage of personal equipment, tools, spare parts or other objects. Other accessories such as small backpacks for drinking water (Camel Bags), containers for operating fluids and many more complete the pack with many extras. The special limited model is further characterized by an exclusive “Edition 120” welcome screen for the two cockpit monitors, a special paint on the bodywork and a plate with the individual edition number. A special certificate, items from the SKODA merchandising collection and an exclusive model of the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo Edition 120 in a scale of 1:18 round off the offer.
“The SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo Limited Edition 120 is a richly equipped variant of our successful rally car further optimized for the 2021 season. With its extensive exclusive equipment package, the special model is much more than an evolved version of our successful rally car. The exclusive special model has everything to become a true collector’s item, ”says Michal Hrabánek, Director of SKODA Motorsport.
The SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo Edition 120 integrates all the factory-fitted functions of the 2021 technical upgrade. Regarding the engine optimization, the technicians focused on the preparation of the mixture as well as on the gas exchange in the combustion chamber. They reworked the charge air cooler, optimized the exhaust manifold, changed the valve timing and adapted the engine electronics. These modifications improve the engine characteristics and increase the power – depending on the quality of the fuel used – by 2 kW, bringing it to 214 kW. Recalibrated shocks provide even better traction and car stability on all types of surfaces, giving the driver greater confidence in the car.
In addition to a further increase in power, it was above all the improvement in reliability that occupied an important place in the specifications for the upgrade of the SKODA Fabia Rally2 evo for the 2021 season. The stronger rear axle minimizes the risk of damage in this area during rallies on heavily damaged roads. A special cooling device for the rear brakes – initially only homologated for the tar specification of the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo – is now also available for the gravel configuration. The engine of the 2021 variant – and therefore also of the special SKODA Fabia Rally2 evo Edition 120 – is additionally equipped with a new suction strainer in the oil pan and a new shape of the baffles to optimize the supply. in oil from the turbocharger and its reliability. These modifications also reduced the volume of engine oil. A reorganization of the steering wheel buttons – up to eight for different functions – as well as a new jack support further improve ergonomics and vehicle management for the crew. All 2021 components of the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo are already homologated and therefore accepted in motorsport.
Buyers of the limited special SKODA Fabia Rally2 evo Edition 120 model can choose to add additional options, including a longer final drive from the gearbox. This increases the maximum speed to 202 km / h. Especially for events with high-grip surfaces, SKODA Motorsport also offers a third variant of differential ramps (48/70), which can be used in both gravel and tar rallies.