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.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

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. Scary at the time but worth the palpatations,' said Dickie, 'I'm not big on hats, but I'll make an exception in this instance.'

Advertisement - Article continues below

You'll be able to read the full story of Dickie's record breaking in issue 162 of evo magazine. In the meantime, check out our previous posts, videos and galleries from Bonneville here


Most Popular


Tecnomar launches 4000hp V12 Lamborghini yacht

The V12-powered yacht is Tecnomar’s most capable offering yet, and takes inspiration from Lamborghini’s most recent models
30 Jun 2020

Ares Panther ProgettoUno – reborn De Tomaso Pantera hits the road

5.2-litre V10 and pop-up headlights for Dany Bahar’s reimagined supercar
9 Jul 2020

Lamborghini Sián Roadster revealed with 808bhp electrified V12

The supercapacitor-equipped Lamborghini Sián has ditched its roof with a new roadster variant
8 Jul 2020
Mercedes AMG GT

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed in new video

The long-awaited Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been shown for the first time in an official video
9 Jul 2020