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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Now we know the dimensions and I wonder how that will affect the R5 because the car is really big.

    Length +111 mm
    Width +48 mm
    Wheelbase +94 mm
    Height -8 mm
    Itís huge, a Golf is only 9mm wider!

    Do you forsee any particular problem?

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    Just a pure theory from my side

    Generally with no central differential the longer wheelbase is a disadvantage for very tight corners. It's on the other hand an advantage in very fast corners.

    Usually size is an issue in regards to the weight but I read that the bodyshell isn't heavier than that of Fabia II despite being larger mainly because of the ligter platform.

    Regarding the width it's difficult to judge. Generally wider stock bodyshell usually brings wider frontal area which is a disadvantage for drag but the Fabia III stock bodyshell has much better drag coefficient and it's slightly lower so it's difficult to judge what will it do witht all those added R5 body panels. Larger width is for sure very good thing for passive safety because the crew can be located farther from the door.

    Slightly smaller height and a larger bodyshell will probably help to bring the center of gravity a little bit down and the overal vehicle balance could be likely slightly better tuned (there are more options for more ideal placing of stuff in a larger car). Larger bodyshell can be also an advantage for easier serviceability and repairs (it's easier to place the stuff in an accessible way).
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    I wondered whether longer wheelbase is what gave the Polo a clear advantage on Arctic. also the Polo runs quite low ride height everywhere compared to current Fabia.

    Regarding width/aero, the new Fabia is so wide (wider than Polo) that I don’t imagine there will be many extra body panels protruding as per current Fabia (which is a pity aesthetically speaking)

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    There is a new special edition of äKODA FABIA Rally2 evo. Hurry up if you want to buy one - there are only 12 units available!
    https://www.skoda-storyboard.com/en/...o-edition-120/
    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    New bonnet to Ford Fiesta Rally2

    Pic of Axel KŲck


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    so basically the same as in rally4 and rally3

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    Vlček (boss of Kowax team) said that they should have the first new i20 Rally2 in June. I guess Huttunen will drive it first.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Did Henning buy polo r5 yet?

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    What do we think of the speed on the C3 Rally2 compared to the VAG cars, Is it a match?

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    Depends on the terrain I guess, but difference will be small. I think it even has the edge on (French) tarmac

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