Skoda Octavia vRS hits 325 km/h at Bonneville

Skoda Octavia vRS hits 325 km/h at Bonneville

Last year Suzuki took a modified version of its Kizashi sedan to Bonneville in a big to break the 200 mph (321 kph) barrier and this year Skoda has done the same with its Octavia vRS.

In standard form the Octavia vRS sports the VW Group’s turbocharged 2.0 litre TSI engine producing around 150kW. This was never going to be enough so engineers from the brand’s UK team, along with partners REVO Technik made modifications including a Garret turbocharger to dial up around 373kW from the same motor.

Other modifications to the car included a high-octane race fuel supply, a full safety roll-cage, several aerodynamic aids, and a ride height that’s been lowered by more than 3-inches.

With the engine’s displacement unchanged the vRS was able to compete in the ‘2.0-litre production car’ class. The hot Skoda achieved its goal and reached a top speed of 202.15 mph (325.33 km/h) during the Bonneville Speed Week.

The effort by Skoda’s UK branch was to celebrate 10 years of the brand’s performance vRS badge being sold in the country.

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