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· World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

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· World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

NO.... Not mine...... But I think mine is cheaper to run  Cheesy
http://briskoda.net/forums/topic/210592-skoda-octavia-vrs-hits-200-mph-at-bonneville/
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

The blokes pushing it must also hold some type of record  Crazy
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

dont be silly it fell off a cliff
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You`re only jealous  Roll eyes
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

some Ford models dont have to go outside the UK to go that speed (Jag 220 was owned by Ford)
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

and I dont think the 220 had this big an engine

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ŠKODA’s Octavia vRS has become the latest member to join Bonneville’s legendary 200 mph club. The 500 bhp ‘salt spec’ challenger – built to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic vRS performance flagship badge – pushed its way through the 200 mph barrier, four days ahead of schedule. In doing so the car, dubbed the ‘vRS Bonneville Special’, has become the fastest ŠKODA ever.
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

If you read the whole page, Pierre, I think it says that it is a "standard production car, ...
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The car is a factory-fresh production Octavia vRS,
with some changes made to improve aerodynamics and performance. That includes lowering the ride height to run almost 80mm closer to the ground and a new sub-frame which houses a race prepared intercooler.

It retains its production-standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine, with the standard turbo replaced with a large unit from respected component firm Garrett. Generating over 500 BHP..................................

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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

Trying to think up a good Skoda joke for this but, the grey matter is not working well...
So:
What do you call a 200mph Skoda?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

Tried googling your question but got this article
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

what Occtavia has a 500HP engine?
back to the Jag, I think I was there when this was done
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In 1992 at the Nardò Ring, Martin Brundle drove an XJ220 to 212.3 mph (341.7 km/h). The car's catalytic converters drain the engine of an estimated 60 bhp (45 kW), the catalysts were later disconnected and the rev limiter was increased from 7200 rpm to 7900 rpm in a quest to enable the XJ220 reach a higher top speed. On a later run with the modifications, Brundle took the XJ220 to 217.1 mph (349.4 km/h) (the equivalent to approximately 223 mph (359 km/h) on a straight road).

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Manufacturer Jaguar Cars
Production 1992–1994
(281 produced)
Predecessor Jaguar XJR-19
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout RMR layout
Engine 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,642 mm (104.0 in)
Length 4,930 mm (194.1 in)
Width 2,007 mm (79.0 in)
Height 1,151 mm (45.3 in)
Kerb weight 1,372 kg (3,024.7 lb)
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

also shared a garage for a few days with this production car also at Nardo during its prototype days
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_F1
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On 31 March 1998, it set the record for the fastest road car in the world, topping at 231 mph (372 km/h) with rev limiter on, and 240 mph (386.24 km/h) with rev limiter removed.

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n 1994, the British car magazine Autocar stated in a road test regarding the F1, "The McLaren F1 is the finest driving machine yet built for the public road." and that "The F1 will be remembered as one of the great events in the history of the car, and it may possibly be the fastest production road car the world will ever see.".[

[edit] Notable owners
    * Rowan Atkinson, British comedian and actor, owns a McLaren F1. He lent his car to the Top gear production team for the drag race challenge against Bugatti Veyron in series 13. The car lost the race despite it being driven by The Stig. Atkinson was driving his F1 when he crashed on Aug 4, 2011, sustaining minor injuries
    * Jay Leno, American comedian and television host, owns a McLaren F1.
    * Ralph Lauren, the American clothes designer, has two (one a LM) in his collection of racing and performance cars.
    * Elon Musk owned a McLaren F1 that he purchased for approximately $1 million and sold in 2007 for $1.5 million
    * Hassanal Bolkiah has reportedly owned several F1s in different configurations.
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

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what Occtavia has a 500HP engine?



Ermmm  the one that has a standard production engine with a "larger turbo"    Roll eyes
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Re: · World’s fastest ŠKODA hits 202.15 mph

A bit different from the Octavia my Dad had back in the 60's.
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Quote from: nadger
Tried googling your question but got this article

Spoil sports!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.