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The performance version of the third-generation Skoda Octavia is due to officially break cover at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Czech automaker hasn’t divulged details, nor is there even a teaser photo as yet (that’s the standard Octavia up there), only saying that the new Octavia RS will be the fastest road-going Octavia of all time.

Sitting on the MQB platform, the new RS will be longer, wider and lighter than its predecessor. The outgoing second-gen RS, underpinned by the PQ35 platform, wears a 2.0 TSI mill offering 197 hp and 280 Nm a la Golf GTI Mk5. Expect the new one to mirror the Golf Mk7 GTI‘s output in its Stage 1 standard 220 PS tune.