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Bonneville Skoda: the technical story

Skoda's Ricky Elder talks us through the transformation of a standard Skoda Octavia vRS into the 600bhp monster that will be going to Bonneville Speed Week

Skoda’s Ricky Elder talks us through some of the technical issues his team encountered designing the Octavia vRS racer that our very own Richard Meaden will be driving at Bonneville Speed Week in August.


Were you surprised when the request came to build a Bonneville racer?


And some! We’re the technical service centre for the Volkswagen Group in the UK so we get involved in all the projects. But when they asked us about this one we thought ‘yeah, how hard can it be?’ We got that one wrong…


So what are the big challenges with making an Octavia that can do 200mph?


Where to start?

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