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
Off the main road, up past a stone-built farm that is slowly but inexorably being reclaimed by the mossy hillside, and suddenly we're at the base of the Wrynose. Signs feebly point out terrible hazards, and as we bumble further up the single track, it's as if some capricious godling has beaten the sky flat with a lump hammer and colourwashed it in bleak primer grey. It is still, to quote the proverbial, [a rude word] it down. Russet bracken and impassive hillocks of grey rock coat the landscape. There's a jaw-dropping beauty to the starkness of it, but bloody hell, it's not exactly welcoming.