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

Even Skoda can push a car past 200 mph.

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Drew Stearne

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The vRS sub brand turned 10 in 2011.
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Rather than celebrate with a special edition, Skoda decided to get ambitious.
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It decided to take on the fearsome Bonneville Speed Week...
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...and set a world record for a 2.0-litre forced induction car.
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This very Octavia can, they reckon, manage over 250 mph.
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However, at the event it managed a world record 227.080 mph.
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Its driver, Richard Meaden, is an experienced driver.
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XCAR's Alex, is not.
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That aside, he hit 151 mph down Bruntingthrope Proving Ground's 2-mile runway.
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The car is completely stripped out to make it as light, therefore as fast, as possible.

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