SKODA 180 RS and 200 RS (1974): Rally cars from another league
It was soon decided to develop a rally vehicle with a correspondingly large displacement.
The ŠKODA 110 R Coupé with an Š 720 aluminium engine served as the basis for implementing this ambitious project. The designers also drew on their experience from building the ŠKODA 120 S Rally; the technology from these two vehicles was to be combined in a new model. For testing purposes, five-speed gearboxes from the Tatra 603-2 racing cars of the time were installed.
Lead responsibility for developing the body was borne by designer and driver Jiří Šedivý, who built the Š 110 R B5 for the 1973 season. For example, the engine installed in front of the rear axle proved to be disadvantageous once the ŠKODA 110 R was being tested on the circuit.
Aug 27, 2021 at 16:27