Skoda Octavia vRS 230 – going faster again in 2015

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In 2013, Skoda debuted its third-generation Octavia vRS (known as the RS in markets away from the UK), which was the fastest Octavia ever – with 220 PS and 350 Nm, the car was good for a 0-100 km/h time of 6.8 seconds and a 248 km/h top speed.

Now, there’s going to be a new champ in 2015 – the mantle of the fastest series-production Octavia is going to be passed on to the Octavia vRS 230, which will make its debut in Geneva. Power coming off the VW-derived 2.0 litre turbo mill is up by 10 PS over the current car, lending the version its particular suffix.

Essentially, what’s on here is very much the equivalent of the factory-installed Performance Pack as seen on the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7, which adds an additional 10 PS to give that one a total of 230 PS.

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With the extra 10 ponies, performance numbers have improved, just – the 0-100 km/h sprint has been shaved to 6.7 seconds, and the top speed has also creeped up to 249 km/h. Brings new meaning to the term inching away, but that’s what vRS 230 owners will be able to do in a head-to-head with those in the 2013 car.

Set to make its market debut in June, the Octavia vRS 230 is the first Skoda to feature as standard fitment an electronically-controlled front axle differential lock for improved cornering performance.

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  • alldisc on Feb 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    an advantage gained by skoda when it was taken by VW group some 20 years ago – platform sharing and powertrain as well

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  • neonceejay on Feb 23, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Tbh, this could be my dream car with it’s simple yet muscle and sci fi looks…and that handbrake!!!

    Why malaysia don’t have Seat or Skoda? Just some boring toyota vios…and the slightly interesting honda city….haizz

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    • alldisc on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Malaysia did have a Skoda dealer since 10 years ago but closed down due to super low demand.

      Seat would be nice to have here, after all the models are actually VW cars underneath.
      But as usual, if the pricing is like an established Japanese model, it will not sell at all. It needs to be where cars like Chevrolet and Kia are now

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  • Gracke on Feb 24, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Look at those gorgeous rims, this Octavia vrs is more solid and fantastic power!!!! Isn’t it control by Berjaya group, but they just ruin this car cause do nothing with it, really rubbish group.

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  • AutoFrenz (the original) on Feb 24, 2015 at 7:44 am

    The taillights remind me of the last 3 generations Audi A4…recycle issit…same group maaa…

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  • the rims r nice..

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  • Fuyohhh on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Aiyaaa malaysian thinking TOYOTA is the best ………….

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