Skoda breaks 200mph barrier at the Bonneville Speed Week

Martyn Collins

Skoda jokers should be silenced forever, with the news that yesterday, a Skoda Octavia vRS propelled itself to an impressive 202.15 mph at 'Speed Week' at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Built to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic vRS performance flagship badge and commemorate 110 years of Skoda's participation in motorsport, this one-off Octavia vRS saloon is powered by a modified version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine producing 591bhp.