Well, the regular vRS version of the new Skoda Octavia has clearly not been satisfying, which is why the Czech car maker has gone ahead and launched an even hotter version. The 2017 Skoda Octavia vRS 245 is about the most badass Czech automobile you can buy. Granted, it still looks hella weird. But performance-wise it is a beauty.
As the names suggests, Skoda Octavia vRS 245 packs a 245 horsepower version of the 2.0 liter TSI engine, which means it is 15 hp more powerful than its ordinary siblings. If you think that much increase won’t make a blind bit of difference, well, it doesn’t really. Available as a hatchback or an estate, the 245 is pretty close to the original in terms of speed and acceleration with 0-60 mph in 6.6 or 6.7 seconds depending on the body style, and a top speed of 155 mph.
Besides the beefed-up engine, Skoda Octavia vRS 245 comes with a somewhat unique exterior featuring various vRS logos and gloss black accents as well as new spoilers. It also gets 19 inch gloss black wheels, electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential as standard, a top-notch infotainment with WiFi, Sport mode for the traction control, and optional adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC). In terms of safety, there are Trailer Assist, Predictive Pedestrian Protection and Front Assist, Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert, Manoeuvre Assist and Crew Protect.