After accomplishing their goal of clocking 200 mph, Skoda team decided to have a crack at breaking the speed record for 2.0 liter produciton cars. And guess what…
Yes, they’ve done that too. In fact they got a bit carried away and instead of going slightly over the previous record of 216 mph, they managed to set 227.070 mph. This is the average of two official runs of Bonneville’s famous five-mile course at 225.513 mph on Thursday 18 August, and a return run at 228.647 mph on Friday 19 August.
You have to give it to Skoda, that 600 hp ‘salt spec’ Octavia vRS they made seems to be one helluva machine. It is now fastest 2.0-litre supercharged production car in the world. If only it was street legal!
Robert Hazelwood, Director for ŠKODA UK, said: “This is a truly stunning achievement.Our goal was to break 200 mph as a celebration of 10 years of vRS, and we have achieved that, and significantly more. The success is a tribute to everyone who has worked so tirelessly and with such passion to make ŠKODA a world beater.”