The latest incarnation of the Skoda Octavia vRS is the VW Groups most powerful and fastest version ever to hit the UK. What sets this Octavia vRS apart from previous models is not just the sheer power but also the use of motorsport developed technology; making this new vRS more efficient at transferring all that power through the wheels. The 2.0TSI four-cylinder petrol engine develops 242bhp which is enough to push the Octavia vRS 245 from 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds and onto it’s limited top speed of 155mph.
The electronically regulated limited-slip differential developed throughout the VW Groups motorsport program helps the Octavia vRS transfer the full 273lb-ft of torque through one wheel if necessary. This means regardless of the conditions the vRS will push on through.
0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds and on to it’s limited top speed of 155 mph.
Available in hatch or estate the Octavia vRS looks the part of a performance focused family car. The 19 inch ‘Xtreme’ gloss black alloys, front grille, door mirrors and exhaust tip give the vRS 245 a fantastically unique appearance. Adaptive LED front headlights are a clear sign of the technology that has gone into the Octavia vRS . Inside, the seats are a world away of the budget feel of Skoda past. Now theres fully heated and electronically adjustable vRS seats trimmed in Alcantara with gloss black inserts awaiting the driver. A touch screen media system is placed in prime position in the centre console.
By no means is the Octavia the best performing family hatch on the market however, at just £27,595 you get a lot of performance and practicality for your money. The edgy looks of the Octavia vRS have always been a firm favourite among petrol heads looking for something special on a budget and once again the new vRS doesn’t disappoint. Powerful, performance and looks will mean this latest addition to the VW range will likely be an instant success.
Author – Matthew Pearson