Skoda Races in with Fabia R5 estate rally car for Worthersee show

Skoda has just revealed design sketches of a new Fabia rally car with a difference. The firm’s latest roomy estate has been given the R5 rally treatment, and will be shown at this year’s Worthersee GTI Meeting in Austria alongside the Funstar pick-up.

The Fabia R5 Combi has been built as just a show car for now, but the time and expense of doing so suggests there might be plans to see it storming the mud on rally stages in the near future. It’s also built to showcase Skoda’s recent rallying success, as the new R5 car won its debut rally in the Czech Republic.

The load-lugger gets the same sporting treatment as the hatch, with a green, white and black paint scheme. The oversized wheels in the sketches will be toned down to 18-inch items, and additional air intakes feature. That purposeful rear wing sits over the boot, and there’s a centrally-mounted exhaust.

It’s powered by the regulation 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with all-wheel drive, and a five-speed sequential transmission. The Fabia R5 Combi will be unveiled on the 13th of May at the historic VW-Group-based event.

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