Koda Australia Unveils One-Off Hot Wagon (Your Koda Jokes Here, Please)

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Pistonheads [birthplace of TTAC] reports that Škoda Australia is showcasing a one-off conversion worthy of Jeremy Clarkson’s “pin your labradors to the back window” accolade: the Octavia RS-P. No awning over the toy shop here, mate. Škoda’s boffins remapped the standard vRS’s 197-bhp motor to churn out 254 bhp and 258 lb·ft of torque. They added a three-inch stainless steel exhaust, a bigger air filter, 355mm front and 310mm rear brake discs and popped some Yokohama Advans onto black 18-inch alloys. Oh, did I mention the cross brace in the boot, front and rear strut braces and fully adjustable dampers? I’m thinking front-wheel drive makes this “little nose heavy” Škoda about as useful as tits on a tomcat. So, any good Škoda jokes, then?

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  • Niky Niky on Sep 03, 2009

    I've always wondered what vRS meant... "very Racing Sport"? Tits on a Tomcat are wonderful... depends on how big the mammaries attached to said items are. - I like it. It's mad. It's stupid. It's wonderful. Space wasting cross-bracing in the back of a wagon is the definition of hardcore.

  • Alex Kambas Alex Kambas on Sep 04, 2009

    My everyday car is a Skoda Octavia wagon and I have to say, maybe it's no sportscar as the aussies try to make it look, but its a really nice allrounder. As for the v in vRS, the rumor is that Ford claimed RS as theirs and asked Skoda to either dump the logo or change it, and "v" saved the day.

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