At the Audi, VW, Skoda and Seat festival called GTI-Treffen, that occurs each year in Wörthersee, Austria, Skoda unveiled a brand new concept car. The Skoda Fabia vRS 2000 concept was specially built for the event, although chances are it’ll make an appearance at several other major auto shows this year.
The concept uses some of the design cues from the Fabia Super 2000 rally car. For example; the competition-like extra-wide wheel arches and multi-spoke white-painted wheels. The car is actually based on a Fabia Super 2000 too, so the looks aren’t just skin deep. Where the Fabia vRS 2000 concept differs from the rally car is up top. Skoda’s engineers have chopped the roof off and cut down all the windows to form a stylish roadster. It can’t have been a simple task either, as the car still retains all four doors and seats.
Skoda CEO Prof. Dr Winfried Vahland said of the car and the event: “These days, the GTI-Treffen is rightly hailed by fans of powerful engines and sporty customization as the Mecca of car tuning. Anyone who comes to the event once never wants to miss another year of this fascinating get-together. The jubilee year of 2011 is a welcome opportunity for us to show off our sports models and make sure that everyone knows that Škoda really has something to offer here.”
Now if only they can turn the concept into reality – albeit slightly more toned down so it’s production feasible – Skoda will have themselves their first convertible on the market since the 1964 Felicia.