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Bonneville Skoda smashes record!

evo's Richard Meaden has smashed the previous record for a 2.0-litre production car at the Bonneville Speed Week, posting a time of 227.080 mph

evo's Richard Meaden has smashed the previous record for a 2.0-litre forced induction production car at this year's Bonneville Speed Week, posting an official record of 227.080 mph.

The record in the so-called G/PS category means that Dickie is officially a member of Bonneville's 'red hat club' - those who have set a speed record at over 200mph.

The previous record of 216mph, held by a Mitsubishi Gallant, was brushed aside by the Skoda, with its record runs constituting one pass of Bonneville's five mile course at just over 225mph and then a return at 228mph. The record is actually quicker than that posted in the next most senior class, too. 

'There was a big crosswind during the final run, almost blew me off the course at 228.

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