Skoda's fastest production car ever, goes on sale in the UK at the end of July. Read all about its power output and how much it will cost.

The Skoda Fabia vRS goes on sale in the United Kingdom on 29 July for a recommended minimum OTR of £15,700. There is also an estate (combi) version to be made available for the first time. Powered by a 1.4 TSI engine with both supercharger and turbocharger, the vRS is the fastest production Fabia that Skoda has ever brought out of the factory.

Maximum power is 132 kW (178 bhp / 180 PS) at 6,200rpm and peak torque is 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) between 2,000rpm and 4,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox which helps it accelerate from 0 - 62mph in 7.3 seconds for both the hatch and the estate. Average fuel consumption comes to 45.6 mpg-UK (6.2l / 100km).

A set of 17-inch ‘Gigaro' alloy wheels with 205/40 R17 84W tyres appears both up front and at the rear. Other exterior highlights include LED daylight running lights, rear chrome double exhaust pipe and a rear spoiler. Running gear includes ESP, Hill Hold Control and XDS (Electronic Differential System).

The interior is equipped with vRS sports seats, paddles, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with radio controls, an 8-speaker sound system and MDI (Multi-device interface) amongst others.

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