The latest member to join the legendary 200 mph Bonneville club is Skoda Octavia vRS. Skoda Octavia vRS was built to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the performance of the vRS flagship badge, and the 500 bhp challenger smoked past the 200 miles per hour barrier with still four days left. By beating the 200 mph mark, it is now the fastest Skoda.
The first run of the day saw the Octavia vRS achieving 195.69 mph. The Octavia vRS blazed past an amazing 202.15 mph on the sixth outing at BSW (Bonneville Speed Week).
Journalist, Richard Meaden, drove the Skoda Octavia which did demonstrate its potential on August 15 (Sunday) where it achieved 191 mph and secured all the four speed marks that were required and headed to the all time 200 mph mark. There are still four days remaining, and the team looks focussed on their efforts in closing the production car record in the 2.0-litre category, which is 216 mph.
The production of the Octavia vRS is factory fresh and slight changes were incorporated to improve the car aerodynamically and performance wise too. This would include lowering of 80 mm of drive height close to ground and new sub-frame that houses an intercooler (race prepared).
The production standard four cylinder 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine is retained with a larger unit replacement to the standard turbo with components supplied by Garrett. The Skoda Octavia vRS generates over 500 bhp and produces a boost pressure of 30 plus PSI.