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Funky Skoda R200 Non-Fiction sportscar based on R8, reminisces 130 RS rally car

Skoda R200 Non-Fiction 01 front
Yes, an Audi R8 can also end up looking like this.

Skoda R200 Non-Fiction is reckoned as a modern iteration of the iconic Skoda 130 RS rally car.

Entirely based on first generation Audi R8 V8 supercar, new Skoda R200 Non-Fiction model is developed to keep us reminded of the much admired Skoda 130 RS rally car.

Skoda R200 Non-Fiction 01 front

Yes, an Audi R8 can also end up looking like this.

The unit in the photos is a working concept / prototype put on display at DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. The model is designed by Czech designer Petr Novák, who has reincarnated the Skoda 130 RS rally car right when it is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015.

All the efforts in crafting this Audi R8 turned Skoda will not culminate in this one piece behind glass doors. Skoda actually has plans to put this car into production, as early as January, 2016, but not with an unlimited volume plan. Only 24 examples of Skoda R200 Non-Fiction will be manufactured, each with a hefty price tag of €255,000 ($274,000 or Rs. 1.71 crores).

Skoda R200 Non-Fiction 05 rear

As said, Skoda R200 Non-Fiction is based on first generation Audi R8 4.2 FSI V8. The underpinnings were modified to suit the design, which took about 18 months for complete development. Finally, a 4,400 x 2,000 x 1,300 mm (length x width x height) retro-classic themed supercar is crafted, which may not please everyone who encounters it.

Powering this seemingly-fictional Skoda R200 Non-Fiction is the same 4.2 litre V8 naturally aspirated petrol engine which should shunt out about 420 PS (309 kW) max power and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) peak torque, mated to six-speed manual transmission sending power to all wheels.


Via – Skoda News


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