Skoda officially confirmed debut of the souped-up version of the Octavia at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Octavia RS is said to be the fastest road-going version of the car yet, with a sporty design, motorsport feel and great value for money.
The RS Skodas have always been good cars, not just in terms of value, but performance and driving fun as well. The new Octavia RS is wider and longer – and therefore more practical – and yet lighter than its predecessor.
The RS will be unveiled at Goodwood as part of the “Festival of Speed Moving Motorshow” and will take part in the festival’s Hillclimb demonstration.
“The ŠKODA Octavia is the heart of our brand, and the RS is the highlight of the model line. The new Octavia RS is a link with our brand’s great motorsports tradition. This car rounds off the Octavia family at the top in terms of sportiness and offers pure emotion. It is our fastest and most powerful Octavia, and we will of course be presenting it true to its style. The Festival of Speed, with its fascinating racing machines and its automobile ? and motorsport ? enthusiastic visitors, is the ideal stage for the world premiere of the Octavia RS,” says Winfried Vahland, CEO of Skoda Auto.