Skoda celebrates 10 years of vRS at the Bonneville Salt Flats. But how? The automaker unveiled a special-modified Octavia vRS saloon that will beat the magic 200mph barrier.
The car is a factory-fresh production Octavia vRS, but some changes have been made to improve aerodynamics and performance. That includes lowering it to run almost 80mm closer to the ground and a new sub-frame which houses a race prepared intercooler.
Interesting is that the 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine remains, but the automaker has used a more advanced turbine to increase the power to ~ 600hp!
Talking about the standard vRS Octabia, we must inform you if you don’t know already that the sedan is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine that produces 200hp and 280 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm.
For a full comparison between the standard Octavia vRS and the Bonneville car, please see the specification sheet below.
|Škoda Octavia vRS (Bonneville Special)||Škoda Octavia vRS (Standard production car)|
|Max speed – mph (km/h)||200+ (322+)||149 (240)|
|Acceleration 0-62mph||TBC||7.2 secs|
|Max. performance (PS)||550-600||200|
|Max. torque (Nm/rpm)||450/6,000-7,700 rpm||280/1,700-5,000|
|Fuel consumption mpg (l/100km)||TBC||36.7 (7.7) combined|
|CO2 emissions g/km||TBC||180|
|Valves per cylinder||4||4|
|Fuel injection type||Direct fuel injection||Direct fuel injection|
|Bore x stroke (mm)||82.5 x 92.8||82.5 x 92.8|
|Turbo||Garret G05 65mm twin blade billet cut compressor wheel with ported intake housing & TIAL exhaust housing with 40mm external waste gate and 55mm blow-off valve||Stock Škoda IHI turbo with internal recirculation valve mounted on cast exhaust manifold|
|Boost pressure||26-28 psi||18-20 psi|
|Fuel type||120 RON high octane race control fuel with water methanol injection||95 RON unleaded petrol|
|Engine management software||Stock Škoda engine control unit with REVO Technik software AIM data logging||Stock Škoda engine control unit|
|Clutch||Hydraulically- activated single plate four-pad sintered clutch with single mass flywheel||Hydraulically-activated single-plate dry clutch with diaphragm spring, asbestos-free coating|
|Manual transmission||Six-speed Octavia GreenLine II manual transmission,fully synchronised with direct gearshift and GripperDiff Limited Slip Differential||Six-speed manual transmission|
|Front axle/rear axle||MacPherson axle with independent multi-link suspension||MacPherson axle with the bottom triangular control arms and independent multi-link suspension with one longitudinal and two cross arms and torsion stabiliser|
|Suspension||K&W coilovers two-way adjustable with anti-roll bar removed. Ride height of 50mm (subframe from floor).||Coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, rear springs located outside the shock absorbers (gas shock absorbers in rear)|
|Front brakes||Škoda Octavia GreenLine front discs and calipers for reduced drag||Disc brakes, with hollow discs, internal cooling and single-piston floating calliper|
|Rear brakes||None||Disc brakes with full discs and single-piston floating callipers|
|Measurements and Weights|
|Kerb weight (kg)||1,450||1,395|
|Total weight (kg)||2,000||1,950|
|Ground clearance (mm)||50||128|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Wheel type||Škoda GreenLine 15″ steel wheels||18″ Neptune alloys|
|Tyre type||Goodyear Eagle Land Speed Tyres||7.5J x 18″ 225/40 R18 92Y|