› New engine delivering around 214 kW (289 hp) based on the 2.0 TSI from the EA888 engine series
› Sequential 5-speed transmission allows gear changes within milliseconds
› Roll cage made from 35.8 metres of steel and side impact protection made of carbon fibre, Kevlar and energy-absorbing foam
Mladá Boleslav, 11 October 2022 – ŠKODA Motorsport has developed a new engine for the FABIA RS Rally2 and further optimised the time-proven powertrain. The 1.6-litre turbo engine is based on the 2.0 TSI from the EA888 engine series with an output of around 214 kW (289 hp). The maximum 430 Nm torque is distributed across all four wheels via a 5 speed sequential gearbox. The best possible protection for driver and co-driver is ensured by a 35.8-metre tubular steel roll cage and a side-impact protection system made of various high-tech materials.
ŠKODA Motorsport has developed a new engine for the FABIA RS Rally2. The Rally2 regulations of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) stipulate a 1.6-litre turbo engine based on a production engine for vehicles in this category. ŠKODA has based its engine on the 2.0 TSI with integrated exhaust manifold from the EA888 engine series. The same engine family is used in the KODIAQ RS and OCTAVIA RS. The four-cylinder features redesigned intake and exhaust ports, optimised pistons and combustion chambers as well as variable valve timing for a significantly enhanced mixture preparation and combustion process. The newly designed lubrication system ensures efficient engine lubrication while using less oil. The engineers also revised the exhaust system, which has a new turbocharger, and developed an innovative intercooler and cooling circuit with greater cooling capacity. The FABIA RS Rally2 also benefits from new engine management software. The diameter of the air restrictor is 32 millimetres, in line with the FIA’s technical regulations for the Rally2 category. This translates to an engine output of around 214 kW (289 hp) and a maximum torque of 430 Nm.