Currently reading: New Skoda Octavia vRS 230 makes Geneva debut
Go-faster Octavia vRS gets 227bhp from its turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, as well as an electronic diff lock as standard
Darren Moss
1 min read
20 February 2015

Skoda has revealed a new go-faster version of the Octavia vRS at the Geneva motor show.

The Octavia vRS 230 gets 227bhp from its turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine - 10bhp more than the standard car - which is enough to provide a 0-62mph sprint time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

2015 Skoda Octavia vRS 230 driven - read the first drive verdict here

Those numbers make it the fastest series production Skoda ever made.

The vRS 230 is also the first Skoda to feature an electronic differential as standard, which the Czech manufacturer says helps with “more dynamic cornering".

Featuring more aggressive bodywork than the standard vRS, the sporty Skoda also gets bespoke seats and cabin trim.

Set to go on sale in Europe in June in both hatchback and estate forms, the vRS 230 is expected to command a premium over the £24,100 standard vRS, although official pricing has yet to be revealed.

Joining the vRS 230 in Geneva is the new Skoda Superb and the Fabia Monte Carlo.

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Amid a broader vRS refresh, Skoda has built its most powerful Octavia yet to take on the established order

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20 February 2015
Nice! Still, its less powerful and more expensive than say a Focus ST. Though I guess it will be better specced.

21 February 2015
Is this model in addition to the standard vRS, akin to adding the Performance Pack to a Golf GTI, or does it replace it?

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