It was just last month that Skoda unveiled us to the very exciting Octavia RS 245. Now the car has lastly made its open debut at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017 in all its glory. So what is so thrilling about it? Well, for starters, the new Skoda Octavia RS 245 is the fastest-ever factory made Octavia to be built by the Czech auto-maker. Featuring a 2.0 liter TSI engine under the hood, the Octavia RS 245 can do a 0-100 KMPH sprint in just 6.6 seconds. This surely makes it one heck of a ride.
Apart from being the fastest, Skoda says that the 2017 RS-245 is also the most powerful factory-made Octavia ever. As the name suggests, the car’s 2.0 liter TSI engine belts out 245 PS (242 BHP) and develops a highest torque of 370 Nm. Globally, the motor comes mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed, dual-clutch gear transmission with paddle shifters. To put things into perspective, the new RS 245 makes an addition 15 BHP and 20 Nm of torque related to its predecessor – the Skoda Octavia RS 230. The top speed is electronically restricted to 250 KMPH.
Skoda has used its special sports framework in the making of the new Octavia RS 245, which has lowered the body by 15 mm and its rear track is 30 mm wider than that of its predecessor. The RS 245 also comes with ESC constancy system with Sport mode, as well as the electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential that emphasizes the car’s dynamic character.
In terms of looks, the new Skoda Octavia RS 245 comes with a wider radiator grille and the wide honey-comb air inlets in the re-designed bumper up front. The car also receives a gloss-black treatment for several exterior bits like the frame trim, grille and the even for the sporty 19-inch alloy wheels. The new headlamps have been designed in line with Skoda’s new crystalline design language and feature LED technology and the adaptive front light system all of which comes as standard. The fog lights, tail lights and number plate illumination also feature LED technology and a crystalline look.