/>

You can go 200 mph in a Skoda, if you dare (pictures)

Even Skoda can push a car past 200 mph.

drew-stearne-headshot1
Drew Stearne
vrs1.jpg
1 of 10
The vRS sub brand turned 10 in 2011.
vrs10.jpg
2 of 10
Rather than celebrate with a special edition, Skoda decided to get ambitious.
vrs2.jpg
3 of 10
It decided to take on the fearsome Bonneville Speed Week...
vrs3.jpg
4 of 10
...and set a world record for a 2.0-litre forced induction car.
vrs4.jpg
5 of 10
This very Octavia can, they reckon, manage over 250 mph.
vrs5.jpg
6 of 10
However, at the event it managed a world record 227.080 mph.
vrs6.jpg
7 of 10
Its driver, Richard Meaden, is an experienced driver.
vrs7.jpg
8 of 10
XCAR's Alex, is not.
vrs8.jpg
9 of 10
That aside, he hit 151 mph down Bruntingthrope Proving Ground's 2-mile runway.
vrs9.jpg
10 of 10
The car is completely stripped out to make it as light, therefore as fast, as possible.

More Galleries

2022 Ford Maverick: This super-affordable hybrid pickup could be a gamechanger

More Galleries

2022 Ford Maverick: This super-affordable hybrid pickup could be a gamechanger

66 Photos
Toyota Land Cruiser J300 flagship is now forbidden fruit

More Galleries

Toyota Land Cruiser J300 flagship is now forbidden fruit

17 Photos
Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

37 Photos
Refreshed Tesla Model S has a Knight Rider steering wheel

More Galleries

Refreshed Tesla Model S has a Knight Rider steering wheel

16 Photos
2022 Lexus NX crossover looks better inside and out

More Galleries

2022 Lexus NX crossover looks better inside and out

54 Photos
New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and more

More Galleries

New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and more

65 Photos
2022 Ford Maverick base still makes a strong case

More Galleries

2022 Ford Maverick base still makes a strong case

6 Photos