Skoda's turned the RS into a real racer. Now, the new RS 230 comes with even more power. From the outside, only minor details give away the sedan's sportiness.
Like the logos on the outside, most obviously.
The RS starts with the push of a button.
In Germany, the sedan will set you back 35,290 €. For this you get not only 7 kilowatts more power compared to the standard RS. But also an electronically controlled front axle inter-wheel lock that can distribute the power to each front wheel as needed. With the DSG dual-clutch transmission, the most powerful Octavia can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6,8 seconds.
A loveable rogue.
Skoda has reworked the RS 230's exhaust system. The engineers made sure that it doesn't sound deafening so that passengers won't go crazy on long journeys.
After all, the Octavia RS is designed as a car for everyday use and not primarily a racer.
Logos on the interior give away the Octavia's sporty traits. Many of its components will be familiar from other models.
The driving mode control lets you adjust the steering, the DSG and the inter-wheel lock. So far you can't adjust the suspension. The Octavia has a trunk space of 590 liters.
The RS 230 is Skoda's attempt to beef up the Octavia RS using successful VW technology. But was it worth the effort? After all, the Octavia RS has already been a big success.