Skoda Motorsport is developing an electric, no less than 350 hp Fabia. But don’t hope for a new RS road version, because it is an experiment for rallying.
Skoda Motorsport has contributed to the development of the Kreisel RE-X1, a prototype based on the Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo with an all-electric powertrain. The electric motor develops a power of 355 hp for a maximum torque of 600 Nm, a lot better than the R2 with combustion engine. Its pressure-fed 1.6 liter power source keeps it at 290 hp and 425 Nm. The battery pack has an energy capacity of 52.5 kWh, but it is not clear how many special stages the Skoda Fabia Rally2 tackled by Kreisel can handle before it has to be plugged in again. A mobile charging station ensures that this rally car does not have to look for a charging station.
Because it is the intention that the Kreisel RE-X1 will race. The Austrian Motorsports Federation (ÖAMTC) has homologated this still conceptual Skoda Fabia Rally2 for the Austrian Rally Championship. There is currently no question of a street version based on the new Skoda Fabia, but that electric RS model will come. After all, the Skoda Enyaq iV gets a sports version that uses two electric motors, promises a peak power of 306 and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.