The new generation of the Skoda Octavia RS has been recently unveiled by the Czech based automaker, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, next month.
After it was spied a few times and then leaking all over the web, the new generation of the Skoda Octavia RS, which is wearing the 2014 model year in its name, is finally entering our news with the carmaker officially pulling the wraps off its body. The model is getting a sports suspension, a 12 mm lowered ride height (13 mm in the Combi), ESC, XDS, red brake calipers and 17- to 19-inch alloy wheels, amongst others.
The 2014 Skoda Octavia also has a more aggressive look than the standard versions and this has been made thanks to the new front grille, to the different front and rear bumpers with honeycomb air intakes, black diffuser, rear spoiler, trapezoidal exhausts finished in chrome and much more. The cabin has been fitted with sports seats, a leather wrapped sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and sill plates, new instrument panel and the RS badging.
Power to the brand new Skoda Octavia RS is being provided by the same engine used on the new VW Golf GTI, the 2.0 liter TSI gasoline, which is good for 220 HP (162 kW), mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 6.8 seconds and top speed stands at 248 km/h (154 mph). The model is also available with Golf 7 GTD’s engine, the 2.0 liter TDI diesel, which is producing 184 HP (135 kW). This version needs 8.1 seconds for the 0 to 100 km/h sprint and it can reach a top speed of 232 km/h (144 mph). A six-speed DSG is being offered as an optional, but no performance figures have been released on it.