Skoda unveils the all new Octavia RS, fastest Octy ever made
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After a lot of renderings and spy photos, the all new 2014 Skoda Octavia RS has finally been unveiled. The new RS (or vRS) will have its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which takes place on July 10th.
Let’s talk about the engine first. There are two options available – a 2.0-liter TSI petrol develops 220bhp of power and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission only. It takes only 6.8 seconds to do the 0-100km/h sprint while the top speed is rated at 248km/h, making it 6km/h faster than the outgoing car.
The other engine option is a 2.0-TDI diesel which produces 184bhp of power. 0-100km/h comes up in 8.1 seconds while the top speed is rated at 232km/h. The diesel is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DSG transmission.
The new Octavia RS is quicker and faster and yet it consumes less fuel than its predecessor. The new engines consume 19% less fuel when compared to the old lineup. Start-Stop technology combined with Brake Energy Regeneration are offered as standard.
To make sure that the new RS corners as well as it looks, a modern sports suspension is fitted as part of the standard equipment. The new RS rides 12mm lower than the normal Octavia to improve its cornering capabilities. The normal rear axle is chucked out and replaced by a new multi-link axle. A MacPherson strut with triangle wishbones are also new.
The new Octavia RS features ESC as standard. An electronic differential lock is integrated into the ESC and Skoda says this reduces understeer during fast cornering. A new electro-mechanical steering promises better feel through the bends. Skoda says that the driver can make smaller movements and achieve the turning required.
Head over to Page 2 to read about the Exteriors, Wheels and Interiors.