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
Sitting at the top of the pass just as blazing sunshine chisels through the cloud, looking out and down at one of the most remarkable roads in the UK, it was impossible not to conclude that the vRS makes a poor champion for what is essentially a sacrifice of individuality to sate economies of scale. It might make financial sense to adopt the template of the Polo GTi, it might - in nearly every objective sense - make the pugnacious little Skoda a ‘better' car, but in the translation, Skoda has miscued.