Student car for desert rallies

Student car for desert rallies


Another new car is taking shape in Mladá Boleslav. For the eighth time, the students of the ŠKODA Academy are preparing their dream car. This one will take the form of a rally car for desert racing.

25. 10. 2021

The eighth pupil car has a number of firsts. For the first time, the basis for the AZUBI Car is the KAMIQ compact SUV and the team creating it is working directly with the ŠKODA Motorsport team. The students are transforming the KAMIQ into a rally car suited to the legendary Dakar Rally and similar events.

Experienced employees from other departments, such as technical development and production, of course, are also working with the students on the AZUBI project. And also designers, who are helping the students finalise the design of their creations. 

You can now see the sketches that the pupils have created in collaboration with ŠKODA Design. “The students have done an excellent job. The designs reflect their creativity and great passion for the project,” comments Jiří Hadaščok, Exterior Design Coordinator at ŠKODA, on the progress being made. 

jiri-hadascokJiří Hadaščok
Exterior Design Coordinator at ŠKODA

A tribute to racing success

Adéla Nešněrová, one of the students involved in the project, is equally enthusiastic. “Our visit to ŠKODA Design was great; we got valuable advice from the experienced designers, plus our dream car is really coming together thanks to their support,” says the fourth-year student specialising in Transport Operations and Economics.

The exterior and interior sketches show a dynamic car which, in addition to providing a great experience for the students, also marks another celebration of ŠKODA Motorsport’s 120th anniversary and is a tribute to the Czech brand’s achievements in racing. The unveiling of the latest student car will take place gradually as work on the car continues in various areas and disciplines.

The so-called AZUBI cars, i.e. student cars built by a team of students under the ŠKODA Academy banner, have been a tradition at ŠKODA since 2014. A team of 25 students is now working on the eighth student car and is looking forward to presenting the results of their work.

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