30 December 2004

Skoda is planning a small run of World Rally Championship-edition Fabias with the awesome styling of its WRC car. Skoda chairman Detlef Wittig recently said the company is keen to make the most of its rally championship participation in 2005 by bringing ‘WRC features to our production models.’ This could include a 197bhp turbo petrol engine and the rally car’s huge rear wing and flared arches.

Our Verdict

Alpina B5

The Alpina B5 is very quick, but it is let down by uninvolving driving dynamics

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