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
Worryingly, even the approach road is currently a junior river deep enough to float little freights of ice. Feeling like a miniature blue Titanic, the vRS wriggles and darts, relatively wide 205-section front tyres dragging themselves into slushy channels, swishing their way through water deep enough to entirely cover the tarmac. The traction control clicks and whirrs, flickering through the steering with a series of irregular tugs, signalling its complicity with the front tyres via a blinking yellow eye in the dash.