The wait is over! The Czechs from Skoda have revealed today the first official pictures and information about the new Octavia RS generation, a car that will be presented by Mladá Boleslav and have its world premiere early next month, during the Goodwood Festival of Speed event.
Soon being available for sale both as a sedan and as a Combi version, the third generation of the Skoda Octavia RS offers its new customers two completely different engines, one petrol and one diesel.
Moreover, the high-performance version of the Czech manufacturer’s car can be equipped, for starters, with the same 2.0 TDI 184 horsepower which you can find on the recently launched Volkswagen Golf GTD as well. Therefore, when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the sporty compact takes about 8.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h. The top speed you ask? 232 km per hour!
For those who dream about even more impressive performances, the third generation of the Skoda Octavia RS can be equipped with the powerful 2.0 TSI 220 horsepower found under the hood of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. In this case, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h will be achieved in just 6.8 seconds, while the top speed will be around 248 kilometers per hour making this model the fastest so far.
Also, the specs sheet also includes the presence of a front-wheel drive, endowment joined by the XDS electronic differential lock and the electronic system that maintains stability (ESC). Furthermore, the sports suspension that lowers the ride height by up to 13 millimeters compared to the standard model, as well as the opportunity to go for the six-speed DSG transmission are present.
On the aesthetic part, the new Skoda Octavia RS distinguishes by an extra dose of aggression, restyled front and rear bumpers, distinctive lateral wings, tailgate spoiler and rims with a size of up to 19 inches being the most representative details. Inside, the third generation of the compact sports car will stand out through the steering wheel and the sporty seats, plus redesigned board instruments and pedals and sills made of stainless steel.
The RS version of the Octavia adopts every technological and safety endowment available in the same name series.