Based on the Skoda Rapid Spaceback, the Atero Coupe represents the work of 26 Skoda students that were given the freedom to demonstrate their talents.

After about 1,700 hours of work, the Skoda Rapid Spaceback was transformed into a compact, two-door coupe with a significantly more inclined roofline. The transition from a hatchback to a coupe meant pushing back the B pillar as well as making the C pillar more sloped compared to the donor car to enable that sleek coupe side profile.

The front end has also gone through a series of changes, starting with the LED headlights and a redesigned hood which now incorporates a series of vents. The front bumper has been reworked specifically for the one-off which as you can see combines a predominantly black body with red accents. At the back, there’s a new bumper which hosts dual exhaust tips sourced from the Octavia RS along with a red trunk lid spoiler that kind of makes the Atero look like the Audi A2 when viewed from behind.

While the hood vents and dual exhaust tips would indicate the concept has a powerful engine, that’s not actually the case as motivation is provided by a turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 125 horsepower (92 kilowatts). Output is delivered to those Octavia-sourced 18-inch Turini wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Photos of the interior are not available at this point, but Skoda says its apprentices squeezed in a 14-speaker sound system with a total power of 1,400 watts and a trunk-mounted, 400-watt subwoofer. As a final touch, the cabin also received LED ambient lighting and several red accents to spice things up even further.

Just like previous projects built by Skoda’s talented apprentices, the Atero will remain simply a one-off.

Source: Skoda

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