World's fastest Skoda revealed

And evo will be driving the ultimate Octavia vRS at Bonneville Speed Week!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the vRS brand, Skoda has announced ambitions plans to take a highly tuned Octavia vRS to the legendary Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats from the 13th to the 19th of August.

Not only that, but evo’s Richard Meaden will be driving the car!

Speed Week is an annual gathering of the world’s fastest cars on the harsh salt flats of Bonneville in Utah. The Octavia vRS that Skoda is preparing for the event will be comprehensively modified. The 2.0-litre engine will deliver well over twice the standard output and the bodywork, wheels and interior will also be adjusted to suit the demands of the event.

As you can see from the images below, the car is already undergoing its transformation. A brand new Octavia VRS was delivered to Skoda’s HQ where it was unwrapped, stripped and the standard engine dyno tested.

evo is closely involved in the project. Our Contributing Editor Richard Meaden will be driving the car on the salt and has already had his balls (sorry, body) measured for the unique race suit required for the event. You can read his blogs here.

Richard will be blogging during the build up to Speed Week and regular news updates featuring the engine build, shakedown, shipping and testing will appear on evo.co.uk

Click here to talk about the run with us

Richard Meaden's Bonneville blogging

Join evo's Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages

Most Popular

TOM’S Racing Toyota GR Yaris revealed – homologation special gains focus
TOM’S Racing Toyota GR Yaris front
Toyota GR Yaris

TOM’S Racing Toyota GR Yaris revealed – homologation special gains focus

Japanese racing outfit TOM’S becomes the latest firm to mod the new Toyota GR Yaris
20 Jan 2021
Entry-level rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan revealed
Porsche Taycan rear-wheel drive
Porsche Taycan

Entry-level rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan revealed

Porsche’s Taycan range continues to grow, with this new £70,690 entry-level model
19 Jan 2021
'Traction control, ABS, airbags, lights, – one press of a button and they're all off. We're better off without them'
Richard Porter opinion
Opinion

'Traction control, ABS, airbags, lights, – one press of a button and they're all off. We're better off without them'

The Common Sense Car offers a glimmer of hope for British sports car lovers
19 Jan 2021