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Skoda Fabia vRS 2000 (an open-topped vRS) at Worthersee

Thu, 02 Jun 2011

Skoda Fabia vRS 2000 Concept

Yes, it’s Wörthersee Tour time again. Which explains why we have an OTT Skoda on display - the Skoda Fabia vRS 2000.

Finished in the same striking green as the production Skoda Fabia vRS, the vRS 2000 is a concept car put together just for the GTI-Treffen event in Worthersee and is based on the Fabia vRS 2000 rally car and, as Skoda boss said, Worthersee “…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.”

It would have been hard to believe even just a few years ago that a car like the vRS 200 could ever come out of Skoda, but we’re now at the point where, if you can set aside badge snobbery, Skoda often has more to offer than parent VW.

The cracking little Fabia vRS is a good case in point, where it just seems to have bags more character than its VW stablemate – the Polo GTI. And the vRS 2000 takes that on a step or three.

Sadly, dynamic and appealing though it is, the Fabi vRS 200 is never going to be a serious production option – or at least not as it’s presented at Worthersee.

The four doors and no roof whatsoever – not even a framed windscreen – mean it would be about as rigid as a bowl of blancmange. But maybe a two-door Fabia vRS Convertible with a folding soft-top may be on the cards?

That would be appealing.

By Cars UK