Skoda Octavia RS 230, Skoda Fabia R5 Combi – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live

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RS 230 variant is the fastest series production Skoda Octavia.

Skoda has presented two new performance-oriented models at the ongoing 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show – the Skoda Octavia RS 230 and the Skoda Fabia R5 Combi. The former model is capable of reaching a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

Skoda Octavia RS 230 front three quarter at IAA 2015

Skoda Octavia RS 230

The new Skoda Octavia RS 230, unveiled earlier this year, packs a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine that dishes out 230 PS maximum power. It is the fastest series production Skoda Octavia till date, capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds, all the way up to a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

Skoda Octavia RS 230 dashboard at IAA 2015

The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, while a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (automatic) is also available. The Octavia RS 230 is the first Skoda car to be equipped with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential as a standard feature for a highly dynamic cornering experience.

Skoda Octavia RS 230 – Image Gallery

Skoda Fabia R5 Combi

The Skoda Fabia R5 Combi shows off a spirited and high-performance look, featuring a striking green-white-black body theme and the attention seeking 18-inch alloy wheels. The estate variant of the Czech automaker’s rally car gets a widened chassis that sources some of its innards from the Fabia rally car.

Skoda Fabia R5 Combi front three quarter right at IAA 2015

Under the hood, it packs a 1.6-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine churning out 279 PS peak power and is paired to a 5-speed sequential gearbox.

Skoda Fabia R5 Combi – Image Gallery

Skoda Octavia RS 230 and Skoda Fabia R5 Combi showcased in Frankfurt – Press Release

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