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Skoda launches its fastest ever Octavia vRS in the UK

June 22, 2017, 08:03 AM IST by Sagar Bhanushali
Skoda launches its fastest ever Octavia vRS in the UK

Skoda’s fastest vRS model ever, the Octavia vRS 245, has touched down in the UK. Delivering 245bhp of power and 370Nm of torque, this new performance offering has been launched with prices starting from £27,595 (Rs 22.57 lakh).

A key new model in Skoda’s 2017 Octavia line-up, the new vRS 245 offers 15bhp more than the previous range-topping model, and comes with a raft of additional equipment. Available in both hatch and estate forms, the vRS 245 is also offered with a choice of a six-speed manual or a new seven-speed DSG transmission.

Powered by a modified version of the existing 2.0 TSI four cylinder vRS powerplant, the vRS 245 can sprint from 0-100kmph in 6.6 seconds (Estate 6.7 seconds). And it’s not just an increase in engine power that marks the vRS 245 as something special. Thanks to an electronically regulated limited-slip differential, drivers can fully exploit the car’s performance even in tricky conditions. The limited-slip differential works with an electronically regulated multi-plate clutch located between the differential and the powered axle on the right-hand side. When needed, 100 per cent of the power can be directed to one front wheel. When cornering, the differential transfers an increased amount of engine power to the outer front wheel (wheel with the most grip) as required.

Externally, the vRS 245 is distinguished by striking 19-inch gloss black alloy wheels, gloss black front grille, door mirror housings and exhaust tailpipes. Inside, the cabin features heated and electrically adjustable vRS sports seats trimmed in alcantara and trim panels finished in gloss black. The colour multifunction trip computer, located in the main instrument panel between the speedometer and rev counter, also includes a lap timer as standard.

The Octavia vRS 245 is now on sale in the UK with deliveries expected to kick off in July. Meanwhile we have just driven the 2017 Octavia with refreshed styling and added equipment. Click here to read our first drive review of the updated model. 

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