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
No wonder they call it the Lake District. The main roads sway and coil around the lakes under the bald and glowering blackness of trees curled tight against winter. Even the main carriageways have been badly beaten by the elements, appearing in parts to have been chewed. And then spat back out. This is already a stiff test, and we're headed towards the Hardknott and Wrynose passes, contentiously the steepest roads in the UK and certainly some of the most challenging, if you value both sanity and sump integrity.