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150511 ŠKODA has opened the throttle – Five sports cars at Wörthersee

150511 ŠKODA has opened the throttle - Five sports cars at Wörthersee

ŠKODA Media Services:
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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA has opened the throttle: Five sports cars at
Wörthersee

› Spectacular rally car: The new ŠKODA Fabia R5
› Estate with rally ambitions: Show car ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi
› ŠKODA trainees’ dream car: The ‘Trainee Car’ ŠKODA FUNstar
› Small car with sporting spirit: ŠKODA Fabia with Design package Red & Grey
Plus
› Fastest series-produced Octavia: ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230; 247 km/h top
speed
› Adrenaline: co-pilot the new rally car ŠKODA Fabia R5
› Fun and action: on the racing track with mini racing cars

Mladá Boleslav/Reifnitz, 11 May 2015 – The GTI Meeting at Wörthersee has
gathered somewhat of a cult following over recent years. It will be that time
again in mid-May for ŠKODA to join the action – this time with five emotive
ŠKODA racers, including four sporty versions of the ŠKODA Fabia. First up is the
brand new ŠKODA Fabia R5 rally car, an estate version will also be presented
for the first time – the Combi show car. The ‘Trainee Car’ ŠKODA FUNstar and
the ŠKODA Fabia with Design package Red & Grey Plus will both be celebrating
their world premieres. ŠKODA’s show in Austria Reifnitz will be rounded off with
the new ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230.

The 34th GTI Meeting takes place between 13 and 16 May 2015. As many as 200,000
tuning and motorsport enthusiasts will be making the pilgrimage to Wörthersee,
indulging their passion for fast cars. “Motor racing is in our brand’s DNA,” says ŠKODA
CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “ŠKODA has been at home on the international
racing scene for the past 114 years. During that time, we’ve had some great success in
motorsport. As the ‘Mecca’ of the tuning scene, the GTI Meeting is a great opportunity to
share our racing passion with fans from all over Europe.”

The new ŠKODA Fabia R5 rally car will be driving up to Wörthersee almost directly from
its first, highly successful racing appearance. Just three weeks ago, ŠKODA’s brand new
racing car celebrated its dazzling world première with a triumphant victory at the opening
of this year’s Czech Rally Championships. Now the Fabia R5 is being presented for the
first time off the track to a wider public in Reifnitz (Kärnten). The designers have packed
in a great number of high-tech features. The green-white-black-painted racing car is
equipped with a 1.6-litre turbo engine compliant with FIA regulations. The drivetrain
features a sequential five-speed gearbox, and MacPherson struts are used. As stipulated
in the rules and regulations, it weighs the minimum 1230 kg. Top ŠKODA drivers were
involved in the development of the new Fabia R5.

The ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi rally show car being presented for the first time in Reifnitz
will also be giving that real motorsport feeling. With its eye-catching, white, green and

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black finish, the vehicle certainly looks the part from the word go. The ŠKODA Fabia R5
Combi drives up on 18-inch alloys. At the front, the powerful bumpers and wide air
intake testify to the car’s rallying ambitions. The wide contoured grille is finished in black,
just as the wing mirror covers. Flared mudguards and powerful doorsills accentuate the
model’s racy appearance. The rear sports a huge spoiler, as well as a giant rear bumper,
and the wide exhaust pipe is positioned in the centre. Under the bonnet, you will find the
1.6-litre turbo engine from the ŠKODA Fabia R5 rally car.

Presented to the general public for the first time at Wörthersee – the ŠKODA FUNstar, a
sassy pickup based on the ŠKODA Fabia. The emotive concept vehicle is the result of the
second ‘ŠKODA Trainee Car’. This involved ŠKODA trainees creating their dream car: a
small pickup with a real fun factor – not only in the name. The ŠKODA FUNstar stands
out with its metallic colours steel-grey and moon-white. The sills, grille surround and the
rear spoiler form a striking contrast in reflex-green. One special feature is the LED lights
mounted below the sidebars. The duel-lens headlights also feature LED technology, with
green LED light strips serving as daytime running lights. LEDs are also used in the rear
lights.
The ŠKODA FUNstar drives up on 18-inch ‘Gemini’ alloys from the Octavia RS. The engine
is a 1.2 TSI petrol with 90 kW. The transmission features a modern seven-speed dual-
clutch gearbox. The sporty look continues in the interior. Individual elements are also
finished in the colours steel-grey and moon-white. It goes without saying that the
students used one of the best sports steering wheels ŠKODA has to offer, and the 1400-
Watt sound system offers a fantastic music experience.

A small car with sporty ambitions – the ŠKODA Fabia with Design package Red &
Grey. The racy Fabia kitted out with ŠKODA genuine accessories is a real eye-catcher.
The vehicle is finished in moon-white, with grey-red stripes running over the bonnet, roof
and boot. Red Savio 17-inch alloys and red wing mirror covers as well as the sports
package, which includes a front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser, and a black grille roof
spoiler highlight the dynamic appearance. The model also features tinted (SunSet) rear
and side windows set in black. These sporty elements also continue to the interior. …

ŠKODA’s emotive appearance at Wörthersee is complete with the new ŠKODA Octavia
Combi RS 230. The racy ŠKODA special edition celebrated its acclaimed world premiere
a few weeks ago. Its market launch is set for June. The ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230
scores with a racy design, sporty interior, modern technology and impressive power. This
is also the first series-produced vehicle from to ŠKODA to feature an electronically
controlled front-axle differential lock for particularly dynamic cornering. The ‘230’
designation refers to the horsepower of the new RS-special edition that features a 169
kW or 230 hp two-litre petrol engine. With the 2.0 TSI/169 kW (230 hp) engine
combined with manual six-speed transmission, the Octavia Combi RS 230 accelerates
from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 247 km/h, making
the ŠKODA Octavia Combi 230 RS the fastest series-produced Octavia Combi of all time.

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In addition to the sporty model highlights, ŠKODA will again be presenting a special kind
of ŠKODA racing experience at Wörthersee. Visitors can take part in ‘ŠKODA’s Crazy
Rally Ride’ – a special racing track next to the stands where contestants go head-to-
head in mini racing cars.

For more information:
Bernd Abel, David Haidinger,
Head of Product Communications Product Communications
T +420 326 811 731 T +420 326 811 737
bernd.abel@skoda-auto.cz david.haidinger@skoda-auto.cz

Media images:

ŠKODA Fabia R5
Now the Fabia R5 is being presented for the first time
off the track to a wider public in Reifnitz.

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ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi
The ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi drives up on large 18-inch
alloys.

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ŠKODA FUNstar
The ŠKODA FUNstar drives up on 18-inch ‘Gemini’
alloys from the Octavia RS.

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ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA Fabia Red&Grey Plus
The vehicle is finished in moon-white, with grey-red
stripes running over the bonnet, roof and boot.

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ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230
This is also the first series-produced vehicle from to
ŠKODA to feature an electronically controlled front-axle
differential lock for particularly dynamic cornering.

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,900 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.