Skoda unveils rally-inspired Fabia vRS

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Skoda is celebrating its Intercontinental Rally Challenge constructor's title by launching a special edition Fabia vRS S2000.

The car is based on the standard vRS, but gets race livery and white 17-inch alloy wheels to go with its Rallye Green paint job.
The manufacturer is limiting production to just 200 examples worldwide, with 20 cars destined for the UK.

The Fabia vRS S2000 is powered by the 180bhp 1.4 TSI that's already shared between VW, Seat and Skoda. The twin-charged lump, mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox, delivers a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 139mph.

There's no official price for the car yet, but expect the usual premium over the conventional vRS. The special edition arrives in the UK in January next year.