Skoda Kamiq transformed into rally car concept by students

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The Volkswagen Group has a long history of enabling students and apprentices to create personalized concepts and the latest is a rally-inspired Skoda Kamiq.

On its way to becoming Skoda’s eighth student car, a group of 25 students are working with the Skoda Motorsport team and are tasked with transforming the Kamiq into a rally car suitable for the Dakar rally.

This is the first time that Skoda Academy has collaborated with Skoda Motorsport and students are assisted by experienced designers as well as members of the technical development and production teams.

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The project is still in its early stages, but the students recently visited Skoda’s design department where they received advice before creating the first sketches for the concept. As you can see, this is an aggressive looking crossover with rounded fenders, rear spoiler and towering wheels wrapped in off-road rubber. We can also see a familiar front fairing and roof-mounted shovel in some sketches.

Development of the concept has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and Skoda said that “the unveiling of the latest student car will take place gradually as work on the car continues across various fields and disciplines.” The company added that the concept not only offers a “great experience for students” but another way to celebrate Skoda Motorsport’s 120th anniversary.

Skoda has been making student-designed cars since 2014, when the company introduced the eye-catching Citijet concept which was a convertible based on the Citigo. Since then, the company has presented an assortment of other models including the Mountiaq pickup, Element beach buggy and Slavia roadster.

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