The third generation of the Skoda Octavia RS has made its public debut this week at 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The third generation of the Skoda Octavia RS has made its public debut this week at 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The fastest production Octavia ever made is available with a 2.0-liter TSI engine producing 220 HP (162 kW) or a 2.0-liter TDI mill delivering 184 HP (135 kW). If these engines sound familiar, that's because they are taken from the Volkswagen Golf VII GTI and GTD, respectively.

Equipped with the TSI engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, the Octavia RS does 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 154 mph (248 km/h). TDI version takes 8.1 seconds to complete the sprint and can hit a top speed of 144 mph (232 km/h).

Aside from the beefier engines, the RS-badged liftback and estate can also distinguished by their larger alloy wheels, sports suspension with lowered ride height, electronic differential lock, electronic stability control and a more aggressive body kit including a dual exhaust arrangement.

PS: The fastest Octavia ever is a modified 507 HP second-gen model which hit 202.15 mph (325.33 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2011.

2013 Skoda Octavia RS debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed [video]