Scala-based Skoda Slavia spider presentedJuly 21, 2020
Students from the Skoda Academy in Mlada Boleslav showed the Skoda Slavia spider, which was built on the basis of the serial Scala hatchback.
The name was chosen for a reason, as Skoda decided to recall the 125th anniversary of the carmaker, since its founders, Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement, started their own business with bicycles, for which they established the Slavia brand.
During the transformation of the 5-door hatchback into a 2-door spider, the students did not seriously modernize the body: the length of the car (4362 mm) and the distance between the axles (2649 mm) did not change. To compensate for the lack of a roof, the car was equipped with a large fairing, which was installed instead of the rear row and the luggage compartment.
The trunk of the model can accommodate several folded electric scooters of the Skoda brand. Under the bottom there is a multi-colored illumination, and the 20-inch wheels are borrowed from the Skoda Kodiaq RS cross.
Inside, it is worth noting the presence of Sparco bucket seats with leather upholstery and 4-point seat belts. The interior was decorated with inserts “like carbon fiber” and white decor, but if you look at it as a whole, it remains serial. In the lower area of the center console, there is a touch screen for controlling the lighting, and there is also an acoustics.
The 150-horsepower engine and 7-band robotic transmission have not changed, except that the exhaust system is new, which has a more aggressive sound. Suspension, steering and electronic assistants also migrated from the Scala model. The creators did not even begin to reduce the clearance (180 mm).
As a result, the Skoda Slavia weighs slightly less than the Scala. Like the early student show cars, the open Skoda Slavia will remain in a single copy and will definitely not be included in the “series”.
In addition, it was recently reported that the new Skoda crossover was captured with little or no camouflage. So, Skoda is testing a prototype of an electric crossover Enyaq with a pre-production body. The new model is expected to debut before the end of this year.
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