Hot new Skodas revealed at VW Group's Worthersee event in Austria
17 May 2010

Skoda has launched the most extreme versions yet of its Fabia and Octavia models at VW Group's Worthersee event in Austria.

Both models take the RS+ name and feature a range of styling and aerodynamic upgrades over the vRS models they are based on.

See pictures of the Skoda Fabia RS+ and Octavia RS+

The Fabia RS+ has been inspired by the Fabia S2000 rally car competing in the IRC rally championship. It gets new black-tinted headlights and a blacked-out front grille, while black spoilers are fitted at both the front and the rear. The rear also gets a new diffuser, while air vents have been sculpted into the car's bonnet.

Inside, the Fabia RS+ gets sports seats and a colour scheme to match the exterior's two-tone grey and lime green finish.

The Octavia RS+ gets the same colour scheme inside and out as the Fabia RS+, as well as the same exterior and interior upgrades. In addition to the Fabia RS+, the Octavia RS+ gets LED rear lights.

Skoda also displayed two Fabia S2000 rally cars at Worthersee.

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10 May 2010

Wot no more power? No suspension upgrades?

10 May 2010

They don't need suspension upgrades with wheels like that - it'll only go in a dead straight line over billiard tables.

Come on Autocar - you've been busy with the Photoshop again, haven't you...

10 May 2010

If only they had done the lime green in sticky tape rather than paint they could have charged an extra £10k for it...

10 May 2010

i support the skoda rally team, since the suzuki team dropped out of rallying. the skoda rally team is doing very well with a recent 1-2-3 finish in the last IRC event in espana, and they are leading the overall IRC as well. (intercontinental rally challenge, look it up, much better than the wrc)

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10 May 2010

[quote Rover P6 3500S]

Wot no more power? No suspension upgrades?

[/quote]I doubt if VAG will let them out Audi..... Audi, lets face it they are by far the best performing VAG brand. They would clean up on the road also if they were aloud the R32 engine etc.

The Octavia is an already good looking car, for the sport minded this car will feature on many shopping lists.

10 May 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]

[quote Rover P6 3500S]

Wot no more power? No suspension upgrades?

[/quote]I doubt if VAG will let them out Audi..... Audi, lets face it they are by far the best performing VAG brand. They would clean up on the road also if they were aloud the R32 engine etc.

The Octavia is an already good looking car, for the sport minded this car will feature on many shopping lists.

[/quote]

To be fair to VAG, you can get the Passat R36's engine in the Superb.

10 May 2010

[quote Rover P6 3500S]

[quote Jon Hardcastle]

[quote Rover P6 3500S]

Wot no more power? No suspension upgrades?

[/quote]I doubt if VAG will let them out Audi..... Audi, lets face it they are by far the best performing VAG brand. They would clean up on the road also if they were aloud the R32 engine etc.

The Octavia is an already good looking car, for the sport minded this car will feature on many shopping lists.

[/quote]

To be fair to VAG, you can get the Passat R36's engine in the Superb.

[/quote]You can but it's performance will be blunted in a car the size of the Superb. Not really a contender for VAG performance car honours like the Octavia/Fabia could be.

10 May 2010

Perhaps Skoda should concentrate on delivering existing orders. Our Fabia Elegance 1.2TSI DSG, ordered on the 8th. March won't be built until week 30 at the earliest. Long delays for DSGs, panoramic roofs on Yeti & Superb estates, allegedly. At least they are not left rusting on a disused airfield!

10 May 2010

When I first read this story, I thought for one dreadful moment they were going to be launched at Withernsea. Anyway good luck to Skoda in cashing in on the halo effect of their rally cars.

10 May 2010

[quote captainrick]Perhaps Skoda should concentrate on delivering existing orders. Our Fabia Elegance 1.2TSI DSG, ordered on the 8th. March won't be built until week 30 at the earliest. Long delays for DSGs, panoramic roofs on Yeti & Superb estates, allegedly. At least they are not left rusting on a disused airfield![/quote]

Thats supply and demand for you............just goes to prove how desirable the Little Skodas have become

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