Skoda to push Octavia vRS up to 320km/h

Skoda to push Octavia vRS up to 320km/h

We’ve all heard the jokes about Skoda’s reliability issues and while we all laughed, these gags are no longer true and Skoda is out to prove this – however it can. The latest avenue for the Czech brand to change perception of it’s product is hitting the salt flats for some high-speed runs.

Few things will shut up the doubters faster than a couple of 300+ km/h runs at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats and Skoda is using the vehicle pictured above to do it. Based on the Octavia vRS this speed merchant has had its standard 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder boosted all the way up to 441kW giving it a solid chance of hitting the magic 200 miles per hour (321km/h) mark.

Turning the spanners on this special Skoda is tuning firm Revo Technik. They fitted the Skoda with full KW suspension, a limited-slip differential and special rolling stock. The modified sedan will hit the salt flats at Bonneville Speed Week in August. The occasion is to celebrate 10 years of the marque’s vRS performance badge.

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