Fabia vRS: extreme drive
Skoda’s vRS is supposed to be ‘made of meaner stuff’. But can it cope with one of Britain’s steepest and most extreme roads?
Posted: 18 Mar 2011
So you buy a Skoda Fabia vRS with the caveat that ‘underneath it's a Polo GTi', except with cooler adverts on the telly and two-and-a-half grand left in the bank account. But for people interested in cars, is the Skoda hot hatch really as soulful as the adverts suggest? Is it truly a stand-alone Skoda, or just a Primarni Polo GTi?
To find out, TopGear finds itself in the Lake District. And it's raining. Not casual, light-hearted rain, but a deluge. Every brief sojourn outside the warm refuge of the car brings a few hundred freezing molestations insinuating themselves between collar and neck.