Skoda describe it as “Pure sports emotion” – that is the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230. ŠKODA’s new special edition RS 230 will be celebrating its world premiere in Geneva. The new Skoda Octavia RS 230 scores points with a racy design, sporty interior, modern technology and impressive power output. The ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is the brand’s first car to feature electronically controlled front axle inter-wheel lock as standard – a feature that is well suited to dynamic cornering. The official launch of the new Skoda Octavia RS special edition will be in June 2015.
Powered by a 230 PS two-litre petrol engine, ‘230’ in the new RS model’s name refers to its horsepower. ŠKODA has upgraded the two-litre TSI, used in the ŠKODA Octavia RS, by 10 PS – it has been tweaked by the factory. The (230 PS) 2.0 TSI engine combined with the manual six-speed gearbox accelerates the Octavia RS 230 saloon from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds. The top speed is 155 mph. This makes the ŠKODA Octavia 230 RS the fastest production Octavia of all time. The 2.0 TSI can also be ordered with the automatic six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The RS initials represent ŠKODA’s successes in motorsport as well as the high performance and passion represented by select production models. ŠKODA used the abbreviation RS for the first time as a model designation in 1974: the ŠKODA 180 RS and 200 RS racing cars are considered to be the original RS cars. The ŠKODA 130 RS is a racing car legend, having been one of the most successful racing sports cars of its time in the 1970s and 1980s.
ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 interior
The interior of the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is also particularly sporty. It features a black trim line that has been distinctively enriched with red accentuations. The door panels, steering wheel and centre console come with a gloss black trim.
ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 Gear Box
The 169 kW 2.0 TSI can also be combined with an automatic six-speed dual-clutch transmission.