Skoda has revealed a sportier version of the Octavia RS, and it gets loads of goodies
The Skoda Octavia vRS is the sporty version of the regular Octavia. For those who are looking for something even sportier than the Octavia RS, here is the Octavia vRS Challenger. It gets many extras over the regular RS version. The special edition of the car is to mark 20 years of the Skoda Octavia vRS. It gets a few design changes and performance equipment to set it apart.
The Skoda vRS Challenge gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 245 Bhp and a peak torque of 370 Nm. The engine receives either a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission. The set-up can propel the performance sedan from 0-100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds.
The performance sedan also gets VAQ limited-slip differential, which is used in motorsport. The system can transfer the power to the wheel with the most grip. This will help the vehicle to take faster corners and improve the overall lap time. That’s not all as the special edition vRS challenge also gets Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) as standard, which can stiffen or soften the ride quality of the vehicle according to the selected mode.
It significantly reduces the bumps and rough roads, and the cabin feels much smoother. This ensures a much smoother ride quality on the rough roads and a stiffer suspension set-up when racing around the track. The Skoda Octavia vRS also gets a premium cabin set-up. It gets electronically adjustable, body-hugging Alcantara seats.
The front seats of the vehicle are heated. The car also gets features like keyless entry with push-button start, a lap timer and a trip computer. Skoda also offers the standard equipment like WiFi set-up, LED interior lighting and other features that are available with the standard vRS model too.
The special edition may not get launched in the Indian market. However, the regular vRS model is in high demand in India. The regular vRS is priced at Rs. 24.62 lakh, ex-showroom and initially all the units of the vehicle have been sold out.