Skoda have been producing the Octavia vRS and Fabia vRS for a few years now and have created a couple of gems. Having an alliance with VAG they have the best choice of all the VW and Audi components.
Skoda Octavia vRS 230
The new SKODA Octavia vRS 230 made its world premiere in Geneva. The SKODA Octavia vRS 230 is the first SKODA to feature – as standard – an electronically controlled front axle differential lock for more dynamic cornering.
The Mark 3 2013 Skoda Octavia vRS (13 - present), made its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday 11th July 2013.
The Mark 2 Skoda Octavia vRS (05 - 13) has been developed using the MK5 Golf chassis and running gear plus the engine from the Golf GTI producing 200 bhp. With a top speed of 149mph and 0-62 in 7.3 seconds is actually slightly better than the MK5 Golf GTI. Add the largest boot in its class and you have a very pratical hot hatch.
The Mark 1 Skoda Octavia vRS (01 - 05) they choose the MK4 Golf chassis and running gear plus the engine from the Audi TT producing 180 bhp. What a combination, smooth power delivery, 0-62 in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 146mph, comfortable to drive and faultless reliability and practical.
Skoda Octavia vRS R anyone? Here's a teaser for you. What would a standard 296 bhp Octavia vRS R be like?
Now that VW have released the new VW Golf GTI R MK7 with a very impressive 296 bhp from the an uprated GTI engine. Imagine 0-62mph under 6 seconds top speed 155mph plus and all for about £25k on a Skoda Octavia vRS (R) sounds good. If it happens you read it here first. (vRSWorld).
Skoda Octavia vRS R? Not Quite what I had in mind... 227 Mph ŠKODA Octavia vRS Breaks Landspeed Record at Bonneville
The Skoda Fabia vRS will be available to buy from 29 July 2010 from £15,700, with a 0-62mph time of 7.3 and a top speed of 143mph. Using the same 1.4 TSI engine with a staggering 178bhp on tap as found in Seat's Ibiza Cupra and VW's Polo GTI, we at vRS World, expect demand to be high.