Is this the craziest comic you’ll ever see?
Skoda Academy students unveil their latest creation: a ডkoda comic-based, three-door, assembly-inspired racer ডkoda Africa.
Built on the bones of regular Skoda comics, the students took inspiration from Dakar Rally Racer and Skoda Fabia Rally 2 Evo Rally Car.
It took four months to build the car, the students spent a total of 2000 hours on the project.
A below the bonnet of Africa 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine Which manufactures from the larger Skoda Octavia 140kW Of power and 320Nm. It is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The students also added an all-wheel drive system from the Octavia 4 × 4, which is not available locally.
They also installed a specially designed roll cage, welded the rear doors closed, enlarged the wheel arches, tightened the suspension, increased ground clearance, and changed the exhaust system and chassis.
External components taken directly from the Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo Rally car include rear spoilers, roof scoops, driving lights and bonnets and special quick-release fasteners on the boots.
Measured at Skoda Afriq 4362 mm Long, 1793 mm Wide and 1410 m Long a 2649 mm Wheelbase is about 100mm longer than the regular comic.
Despite the addition of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the Octavia, and an all-wheel drive system and roll cage, it is about 100 kg lighter than the African comic.
In this context, the Skoda Comic with 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and dual-clutch transmission has a tier mass of 1237 kg.
The African white-green lever is inspired by the Fabia Rally car, which features colorful blocky elements and decal features designed in collaboration with Skoda Design.
To complete the tough, rally-inspired exterior design, Skoda students chose to shovel Africa with 15-inch OZ racing steel wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires to fill larger wheel arches.
Inside Africa is a snatched interior with a special racing shell seat, six-point seatbelt, steering wheel and dashboard from the াkoda Fabia Rally 2 Evo Rally car.
There is also a navigation system with a kilometer counter, two cameras with microphone to record driving and a fire extinguisher.
There is also an innovative device that can extract drinking water from the surrounding air.
The device is made by an Israeli company called Watergen and it pulls air from the atmosphere and filters out dust and impurities. It then condenses the air into water, passes it through another filter and exposes it to ultraviolet rays that break down microorganisms and chemicals.
The water is then stored in a tank set at 5 সেল C and exposed to more UV light, which kills viruses and bacteria.
This means the driver and co-driver always have access to cooled and filtered drinking water.
The system is fully integrated in Africa and can produce up to 20L of portable drinking water per day depending on external conditions such as temperature and humidity.
This latest creation from Skoda Academy students joins the likes of Scala-based Slavia Speedster, Kodiak-based Mountiac UT, Croc-based Sunrock Convertible, and Fabia-based Fanster UT.
As such, it will not be offered in African showrooms because it is the only one closed.
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