This is something quite interesting indeed. Reader Shaikh was at Bermaz Glenmarie getting his car services when he spotted this car, completely uncovered with its bumper protectors still stuck on. It’s a Skoda Octavia VRS, which is basically the Czech marque’s take on the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Like the Golf GTI, the Octavia VRS is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged direct injection engine. The VRS engine makes 200 bhp and 280Nm of torque, which is about the same power levels as the Mk5 Golf GTI. Unlike the Golf, the Octavia has a boot. It still has a hatch though, making it something like a Wira Aeroback type of body.
2 transmissions are available – a manual or a DSG, both 6-speeders. The picture above is the only photo we’ve got right now so we don’t know if this is a stick shift or a twin clutch. I’m wondering if this is a one-off import or are there plans to make this a model for sale here in Malaysia. Currently the highest spec Octavia on sale here that we know of is the 200FSi, which uses a normally aspirated direct injection 2.0 litre engine. We’ve had no communication with AutoPrahar in the recent years.