Skoda has announced plans to race a specially-modified Octavia vRS at the Bonneville Salt Flats. It features a tuned 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine that develops 550-600 PS (405-441 kW / 542-592 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.
Skoda has announced plans to race a specially-modified Octavia vRS at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Created with the assistance of REVO Technik, the car features a 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine that has been equipped with a new Garret turbocharger. Thanks to high-octane race fuel and 26 to 28 PSI of boost, the engine will produce 550-600 PS (405-441 kW / 542-592 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. Skoda estimates this will enable the car to hit a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h).
Besides the aforementioned tweaks, the Octavia will also have a limited slip differential, a K&W coilover suspension (which reduces the ride height by 80mm) and 15-inch steel wheels with aerodynamic covers and Goodyear Eagle Land Speed tires. In addition, to meet the stringent Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) safety regulations, the car has also been outfitted with a roll cage, a parachute and fire extinguishers.
Check out the press release for additional information