Skoda has restored the second generation Octavia RS, which ten years ago became the fastest car of the Czech brand, accelerating to 366 kilometers on the Bonneville salt lake. Moreover, at that time it was the fastest passenger car among those that were mass-produced. It was driven by a two-liter gasoline engine, which was boosted to 600 horsepower.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Lake Bonneville record, Skoda unveiled a restored Octavia RS, which received the Bonneville prefix to its name. A characteristic feature of the car is a livery with the number 10, a black roof with a light green stripe and chrome sidewalls.
The Octavia RS was built ten years ago in just a few months. It was a deeply modernized version of the second-generation serial liftback, which the engineers of the British division of Skoda undertook to fine-tune. They fitted the car with a Garrett turbocharger, installed a larger radiator and new fuel injectors, and reprogrammed the ECM. In addition, the Octavia RS was filled with racing oil and shod with Goodyear Eagle Dragway tires.
Currently, the speed record belongs to the Speed Demon streamliner, which on August 14, 2020 was able to accelerate to 757 kilometers per hour. It is equipped with a six-liter Chevrolet V8 with twin turbocharging: the unit produces 2,500 horsepower and is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission.