Bonneville Skoda Octavia vRS: First drive review

Martyn Collins
Bonneville Skoda Octavia vRS
Bonneville Skoda Octavia vRS


We all thought Skoda was having a belated April fools joke when in June last year it announced it was going to celebrate 10 years of its performance vRS badge, entering a one-off Octavia in the Bonneville Speed Week last August.

Well, they weren't and the finished car, driven by journalist Richard Meaden, officially became the world's fastest 2.0-litre supercharged production car, when the 600bhp racer hit a magic 227.080 mph on Utah's legendary Bonneville Salt Flats.