ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph on legendary American salt flats to mark 10 years of vRS.
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ŠKODA’s Octavia vRS has just joined Bonneville’s legendary 200 mph club. The car dubbed the ‘vRS Bonneville Special’ has become the fastest Škoda ever. With 500bhp and built to celebrate the icons vRS performance badge the car driven by journalist Richard Meaden demonstrated it true potential on the 14th August
ŠKODA UK Director Robert Hazelwood, commented: “This marks another exciting milestone in the brand’s motorsport achievements and is a great way to celebrate 10 years of the vRS range and commemorate 10 years of ŠKODA’s participation in motorsport.”
With four days remaining the team is now focusing their efforts on closing the gap on the 2.0-litre production car record which stands at 216 mph.
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Facts on the the Octavia vRS Bonneville Special
- Factory-Fresh production Octavia vRS, changes made to improve aerodynamics and performance including lowering the ride height – 80mm closer to the ground and a new sub-frame for a race prepared intercooler.
- Retained production-standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine, Custom Garrett turbo generating over 500 BHP and a massive 30+ PSI of boost pressure.
- Bonneville Octavia vRS drinks high-octane race fuel
- Built to Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) safety regulations – reinforced roll cage, parachute, fire extinguishers and window cage.
- The UK has become ŠKODA’s is the largest market for the Octavia and Fabia vRS over 12,000 cars sold since launch.