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15 June 2018

Skoda Kodiaq vRS sets Nürburgring lap record

The Kodiaq vRS is now the fastest seven-seater around the infamous race track – the Nürburgring

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The Skoda Kodiaq is now the fastest seven-seater to lap the Nürburgring. Yes, you read that right. The maker of Octavia, Superb, Fabia and other docile cars, lapped the ‘Green Hell’ in 9:29.84 minutes. How did Skoda pull it off?

Well, two things helped Skoda for this record-breaking run: a small badge which said ‘vRS’ and the famed racing driver Sabine Schmitz. Just like AMG – which turns a normal Mercedes into a psychotic tyre shredder – the ‘vRS’ badged Skodas are properly mean machines. Under the hood, there's a 2.0-litre oil-burner which produces 236bhp – 86bhp more than the standard Kodiaq. Along with the tuned engine, Skoda’s Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), driving modes and the all-wheel-drive system helped the Kodiaq to gain the crown of the fastest seven-seater SUV.

Commenting on this record-breaking run, Sabine Schmitz said, “Skoda has made full use of its large SUV’s potential with the Kodiaq vRS.”

Skoda will take the wraps off of the hotter version of the Kodiaq during this year’s Paris Motor Show. Till then, you can see the camouflaged images up here and create your own version of the Kodiaq vRS.

Tags: skoda, fabia, suv, octavia, superb, kodiaq, vrs

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