2015 Skoda Octavia vRS 230 review

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This kind of special-edition Skoda Octavia vRS 230 is actually the fastest Octavia made to date. We drive the idea on UK roads to find out what the idea’s like You’ve got to feel a little sorry for the Skoda Octavia vRS. the idea’s consummately loveable for its astonishing practicality allied to cut-cost hot hatch thrills although, despite sharing hardware with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the idea’s always had a whiff of ‘know your place’ about the idea in comparison with its illustrious VW stablemate.Yes, the idea’s got the same MQB platform as well as engine, although which has a Golf GTI you’re allowed a Haldex electronic differential as well as adaptive dampers. You can’t get either on the vRS. as well as the Skoda is actually heavier than the Golf, so the idea’ll be left behind in a drag race. Perhaps, then, This kind of vRS 230 special edition is actually the Octavia’s moment to climb out through under the Golf’s shadow.The 2.0 TSI engine gets an extra 10bhp (hence the 230 badging) thanks to a higher boost pressure as well as a freer-flowing sports exhaust. Crucially, though, the idea’s got the e-diff, as well as when combined, these upgrades make the idea ten seconds quicker around the Nürburgring than a standard vRS.The vRS’ chiselled looks remain, although with added menace courtesy of a gloss black grille, door mirrors, spoiler as well as exhaust trims. Red brake calipers as well as 19in alloys finish the effect.Inside the idea’s loaded with extra equipment, such as red-stitched electric leather sports seats, sat-nav as well as a lap timer – presumably so you can validate of which Nürburgring boast.
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