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The ŠKODA 130RS. A Rallying world jewel

The 130RSs in Rallye Monte-Carlo 1976
The 130RSs in Rallye Monte-Carlo 1976

The Skoda 130 RS was the most successful racing car of the 70s and 80s and is a great representative of the 114 years that the brand has been in the races. The then known with the curious nickname “Eastern Porsche” turns 40, and i have not wanted to miss this special occasion, so i invite y’all to remember his career together.

Skoda is proud of her tradition in the world of racing, and have been able to give birth to cars as iconic as this. Skoda’s brilliance in the competition does not go unnoticed, his record in 2015 consists of four victories in WRC 2, four national titles and the fourth consecutive title in the APSRC, among other successes.

The Legendary 130RS
The Legendary 130RS

And it all started 40 years ago, how time goes by! The old 130 RS began its journey in the competition in 1975 and already achieved some victories in its first season. In the following years he would reach the glory taking the Monte Carlo rally and later take Skoda back to the top in the rallies of Sweden and Barum. It is a car that caused a sensation nationally and internationally, due to the long list of trophies with which it managed to be made. Its end was in 1983, year in which its approval expired and Skoda manufactured a (not so successful) substitute.

This vehicle weighed only 720 kg, in part, because the bodywork was mostly constructed of aluminum. Its 1.3-liter petrol engine had 140 hp and four cylinders, this allowed it to run up to 220 km / h. The Skoda 130 RS was a legend in the automotive industry that still continues in the memory of many, the brand proudly celebrates the birthday of its firstborn in rallies, the one that allowed him to launch his trophy-based reputation.

Skoda. For Rally Monte-Carlo 2017, made a Fabia R5 with the same colours the 130RS had.

The Fabia R5 for Monte-Carlo 2017. Wearing the 130RS Livery
The Fabia R5 for Monte-Carlo 2017. Wearing the 130RS Livery

''Great things, sometimes. Come in Small Packages.''