The Hoffmann & Novague R200, a conceptual successor of the classic Skoda 130 RS, has stretched its legs on a track for a new promotional video.
Back in April this year we heard about the Hoffmann & Novague R200 for the first time as the concept vehicle was displayed at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. Now we see it in action on the Slovakiaring Circuit in Slovakia.
Described as a modern interpretation of the racing Skoda 130 RS from the 1980’s, the study is based upon the first-gen Audi R8 supercar. The aluminium body is built around the R8’s chassis, while power is provided by a V8 engine with 430 hp (316 kW), mated to a manual gearbox. This setup provides a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in 4.5 seconds.
While nothing is confirmed yet, Czech media is reporting Hoffmann & Novague is planning to produce 30 copies of the R200, each carrying a starting price of around $281,000. Production is expected to start in early-2016.
The R200 comes as a celebration of the legendary Skoda 130 RS rally car’s 40th anniversary. It's a racing car that was powered by a 1.3-liter engine with 142 hp (104 kW) and 101 lb-ft (137 Nm) of torque. Weighing no more than 1820 lbs (825 kg), the 130 RS was able to hit a top speed of almost 118 mph (190 km/h).
Header photo: Fotograf Jiří Čermák