I spoke to the Skoda VRS team fresh from breaking the 2-litre speed record at Bonneville flats
Super Car Sunday, San Fernando Valley - Skoda VRS team fresh from breaking the 2-litre forced-induction production car speed record at Bonneville flats - they did a run that averaged 227mph
, breaking the record previously held by Mitsubishi.
They arrived a little late though - Super Car Sunday officially ends at 10 am, so there were few people left to get an eyeful of the car. Skoda is neither known nor sold in the USA, although I think any car geek would recognise the VW proportions of the Octavia as being those of the Jetta.
According to the little Skoda guy with whom I chatted, the SKoda Octavia VRS is now officially the fourth fastest production car in the world. I suspect that this one might have been specially modified to achieve this speed. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Euro NCAP | Skoda Octavia | 2001 | Crash test
http://www.euroncap.com/tests/skoda_octavia_2001/102.aspx Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 29km/h into a rigid pole.