227mph Skoda breaks record at Bonneville

Skoda has broken the 13 year-old record for a 2.0L forced induction production car at Bonneville.

The record breaking run took place at 7:45am on Friday the 19th August; the car, driven by motoring journalist Richard ‘Dickie’ Meaden, registered a speed of 227.070mph.

The record attempt was in honour of the 10 year anniversary of Skoda’s vRS performance brand.

The record breaking car is based on a Skoda Octavia vRS road car, fresh off the production line, and has been specially modified for the salt flats.

It features an 80mm lower ride height, a race-spec intercooler, a larger Garrett turbo and obligatory reinforced rollcage, fire extinguisher and parachute.

ŠKODA UK’s Director, Robert Hazelwood, said: “This is a truly stunning achievement. Our goal was to break 200 mph as a celebration of 10 years of vRS, and we have achieved that, and significantly more. The success is a tribute to everyone who has worked so tirelessly and with such passion to make ŠKODA a world beater.”

Source: Skoda

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