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At the annual Volkswagen tuning festival in Worthersee, Austria., sub-brand Skoda brought out a roadster version of its Fabia vRS S2000 rally-car.
Called the RS 2000 Roadster, this one-off special was specifically built by Skoda for this event and according to Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland the hand-built roadster had been created to “show what the company can do with a Fabia”.
It is designed as a true roadster, so that means it has no roof, so if it rains; its occupants will get wet. However, despite keeping its four-doors and four-seats, it weighs just 2,640 lbs. Couple that with its twin turbo-charged 2.0-liter motor that produces over 200-hp (no exact figure was given) and all-wheel drive, and this roadster should be able to rocket down any road.
Skoda, which is under the Volkswagen umbrella, has no plans to put this concept into production, but if reaction is positive, perhaps they can look into a more conventional convertible version of the Fabia in the future.
GALLERY: Skoda Fabia vRS S2000
Two very special birthdays are about to be celebrated with the legendary Volkswagen GTI turning 35 as well as 30 years of GTI owner meetups. The double anniversary will be celebrated in some very special ways.
The 235-hp GTI Edition 35 can be ordered now, and the 440-hp all-drive VW Motorsport Golf24 will compete in this year’s 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (23 to 26 June).
VW enthusiasts are assembling for the biggest Golf GTI Meet ever recorded in Wörthersee held from June 1st to 4th.
Because of this very special double anniversary that a second Golf race car will be presented to fans in a debut at Wörthersee. The remarkably restored 1977 Golf GTI 16S really is a unique car. It may be a classic but this 1.6-liter non-turbo engine can produce 215-hp to the crankshaft and will be raced in the 24-hour Classic (3-hours for distance) that will be held before the main event.
The Golf 16S comes equipped with Bilstein shocks, a 5-speed manual sequential racing transmission, and an 80-liter fuel tank. KWL Motorsport has rebuilt a first generation Scirocco that won two class victories at the 24h classic at the Nürburgring. However this year, the race allows engines with up to 2.0-liters. The VW drivers Patrick Simon and Heinz Stuber are hoping for a third consecutive win for VW after winning in 2009 and 2010.
The limited production Golf GTI Edition 35 produces 235-hp, 25-hp more than the “regular” GTI, and will utilize the engine of the all-wheel drive Golf R.
Over 200,000 VW fans are expected to attend the meet in Wörthersee, making it the largest VW meet ever!