As birthday presents go, Skoda did well for itself when its vRS sub-brand turned 10 in 2011. Rather than releasing a Fabia vRS with some stickers plastered to the side, or an Octavia vRS with a tiny dollop of extra power, Skoda decided to break a world record. It wanted to take an as-close-to-standard-as-possible Octavia vRS to Speed Week in Bonneville and come away with a world record.
The car it took isn't exactly showroom fresh -- the parachute attached to the back isn't on any options list I've ever seen. The engine has been fiddled with … Read more