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Sko(Da) For It!


19/08/2011

Sko(Da) For It!Forget the physicists trying to crack the speed of light – somebody's managed to push a car to over 200mph, and, unbelievably, it was done in a Skoda.

202.15mph is the exact figure, and it was achieved by one Richard 'Dickie' Meaden during Bonneville Speed Week on the salt flats of Utah.

The Octavia RS was modified at Skoda's Milton Keynes offices. Upgrades and changes saw the chassis lowered by 80mm, the addition of an intercooler and a turbocharger that saw the bhp rise for 200 to over 500 – meaning that at one point there was a wheelspin at 150mph thanks to the pure acceleration that the car offers.

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