What is it?
Essentially the result of Daventry-based aftermarket tuner Revo Technik pouring all its know-how into a single vehicle. And a demonstration of just how far you can go if you want as much performance as possible from your Skoda Octavia vRS. It's also worth noting that the VW Group's platform sharing philosophy means these upgrades are also compatible with related products, such as the SEAT Leon Cupra, Golf GTI and Audi S3.
Fast, practical and popular, the standard Octavia vRS is a well-regarded car, but thus far lacking the thrills or outright performance of some of its stablemates. Revo's upgrades certainly unleash the Skoda's wild side, in this case comprising a bigger turbo from a Golf R and the associated plumbing to get the best from it. Combined with Revo's Stage 3 software tuning, the car now delivers a staggering 404bhp and 380lb ft through its front wheels.
Bombastic straight-line performance is a given, but to stereotype this as a simple power upgrade is unfair; Revo knows how to make its cars handle the extra power, too. Our test car was also fitted with uprated anti-roll bars, a spring kit and the firm's own exceptionally light 19in wheels.