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Skoda Auto Appears at Rally Bohemia

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MLADA BOLESLAV - July 3, 2008: Just as many times in the past, the 35th Rally Bohemia will again, on 4 July, start from the Škoda Auto Museum in Mladá Boleslav. Beginning on Friday, 4 July, the rally will take place under the auspices of the car manufacturer with the winged arrow in its emblem. Surrounded by Škoda’s “automobile town”, the rally promises to offer an attractive show, a vintage car race and, as part of the start-ramp presentation, the first appearance of the prototype of the Škoda Fabia Super 2000, the company's latest competition vehicle.

The test drivers involved in the vehicle testing and optimisation process of the Fabia Super 2000 Rally Car included Jan Kopecký, one of the most talented Czech rally drivers, the many-times Austrian Rally champion Raimund Baumschlager, the Finnish ex-champion Sebastian Lindholm and, most recently, the two-time world champion and a rally icon Carlos Sainz.

The Škoda Fabia Super 2000 is fitted with a two-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine based on the standard 2.0. FSI / 110 kW unit, a six-speed sequential transmission, four-wheel drive and three passive differentials. The length of the vehicle is 3,992 mm, the width 1,978 mm and the wheel base 2,486 mm. All parameters of the vehicle comply with the FIA regulations.