Skoda presents a racing special for China

The Fabia R5 with a turbocharged 279-horsepower six-cylinder engine has been happily racing around European rally events for some time now. In China, they recently christened their little sister the racing Fabie , which, however, after a thorough inspection, does not have many of the same parts.

The Fabia CRC is similar to the R5 from the third generation of the popular hatchback, but the similarity ends there and in a few body details. Above all, under the hood, the car for the Chinese Rally Championship, obviously not so bound by regulations and limits, is completely different. Instead of the 1600, it drives a turbocharged two-liter petrol engine with an output of 330 horsepower and a torque of 490 Nm. This power is transmitted to all wheels by a sequential gearbox.

According to the photos, the CRC racing body differs quite significantly from the R5 in just the front bumper, different rear fenders or the hood without significant air intakes. The 18-inch wheels are shod with Pirelli tires, the cabin, next to the anatomical seats, is mainly dominated by the combined display, displaying important operating information. Briton Niall McShea will sit behind the wheel of the competitive Fabie, prepared by the Shanghai-VW Skoda Red Bull Racing team , alongside the domestic drivers.

Source: Skoda, newcar.xcar.com.cn