Report – Skoda looking into the past for electric future image

The Czech automaker is apparently looking at the 110R model for an upcoming sports car that will be featured as a halo model, complete with electric powertrain.

Skoda is reportedly aiming to gain a major foothold in the incipient electric car sector with plans to deliver five fully electric vehicles by 2025, with the first one coming sometime in 2020 in the form of a zero-emissions version of the next generation Citigo urban car. Afterwards the newly presented and spectacular Vision E concept will morph into a production version, followed by another crossover and perhaps a family car. The final electric model will also serve as the halo car because it’s going to be the most interesting, being a true sports car. According to a recent interview, Christian Strube, Skoda’s chief technical executive has hinted the spiritual successor of the 1970s rear-wheel-drive, rear-engined 110 R will arrive, sans the combustion engine.

Just like any of the Skoda electric family members – and for that matter any electric model from Seat or Volkswagen – the sports halo car of the Czech brand will also ride on a derivative of the flexible and completely new, dedicated MEB platform. We have no idea yet about the internals, but the aforementioned Vision E (pictured) used two electric motors for AWD and a combined total output of about 300 horsepower.

Via Auto Express