The 500BHP Skoda Octavia vRS became one of the few cars to break the 200mph barrier, and the first Skoda ever, on Monday 15th August at Bonneville Speed Week in Utah, America.
The record-breaking car was sporting a special ‘10’ silver and green livery as it entered the history books. Produced and installed by vehicle wrapping specialist, Creative FX, the livery marks the tenth anniversary of the vRS range and 110 years of Skoda’s participation in motorsport.
Robert Hazlewood, Director for Skoda UK, says: “Months of rigorous planning, testing and preparation have all been worthwhile. The entire team has done a fantastic job. Our thanks go out to Richard on an incredible drive.”
The Octavia vRS used is a factory-built model, which has been specially modified for this race. As well as lowering the ride height and increasing break horsepower from 200 to 500BHP; the car had to include a reinforced roll cage, parachute, fire extinguishers and window cage, to meet Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) regulations.
Bonneville Speed Week, which is held near Salt Lake City every August, consists of six days of racing on salt flats. Its spectacular scenery and racing conditions make it one of the most popular speed events in the world.
During the three remaining days of speed week, the team will now focus on beating the 2.0 litre production car record of 216mph.
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Creative FX specialises in vinyl wrapping and personalisation of cars, vans, bikes and scooters. We also provide stone chip protection and window tints, as well as signage for shops and offices - and we are authorised suppliers of vehicle badging.