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
In a world where car manufacturers are breeding niches to the point of deformity, Skoda has gaily abandoned one; the previous-generation Fabia vRS was a diesel (60+ mpg) manual and unique, a cult hit, a legend in its own lunchtime. It was also under £12k, cheap to insure and run. It made sense surfing down a bumpy back road with absorbent suspension and a torquey delivery. Less technologically flamboyant and ultimately a lot less speed, but it had a reason. It may have pillaged the VW parts bin, but it was nothing but a Skoda.