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2014 Skoda Octavia RS teased for Goodwood debut

 2014 Skoda Octavia RS teased for Goodwood debut
2014 Skoda Octavia RS teaser image 29.3.2013

Debuts on July 11th

Skoda has released a new teaser image of the 2014 Octavia RS.

Set to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 11th, the redesigned model is being billed as the "fastest road-going" Octavia in the company's history. Skoda also said the model will offer a "motorsport feel, great design, intelligent engineering and outstanding value for money."

Specifications haven't been released, but the company confirmed the model will be "longer, wider and lighter than its predecessor." It could be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops approximately 220 HP (162 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.

The teaser image doesn't reveal much, but leaked photos have shown the model will have a sporty body kit with new bumpers, revised side skirts and a trunk-mounted spoiler. We can also expect LED daytime running lights, gloss black accents and a dual exhaust system.

Source: Skoda

FASTEST ŠKODA OCTAVIA OF ALL TIME: WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS AT THE 2013 “GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED”

  • First display of the new ŠKODA Octavia RS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • ŠKODA Pavilion will highlight the new Octavia RS before 200,000 visitors

Mladá Boleslav, March 28, 2013 – ŠKODA will present the world premiere of the all-new Octavia RS at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, 11-14 July 2013. Based on the new generation Octavia that has been launched across Europe from early 2013, the new RS will be longer, wider and lighter than its predecessor and will be the fastest road-going ŠKODA Octavia yet. In keeping with ŠKODA’s tradition, the new Octavia RS will offer a motorsport feel, great design, intelligent engineering and outstanding value for money.

“The ŠKODA Octavia is the heart of our brand, and the RS is the highlight of the model line. The new Octavia RS is a link with our brand’s great motorsports tradition. This car rounds off the Octavia family at the top in terms of sportiness and offers pure emotion. It is our fastest and most powerful Octavia, and we will of course be presenting it true to its style. The Festival of Speed, with its fascinating racing machines and its automobile − and motorsport − enthusiastic visitors, is the ideal stage for the world premiere of the Octavia RS,” says Winfried Vahland, CEO of ŠKODA AUTO.

At Goodwood in southern England, the Octavia RS will be presented to the public from Thursday July 11th as part of the “Festival of Speed Moving Motorshow.” The Octavia RS will be the star of the show in the ŠKODA Pavilion and will also feature in the festival’s Hillclimb demonstration.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a summer motorsport event which has been held on the grounds of Goodwood House in Goodwood, Chichester, in West Sussex, England, since 1993. The event’s host is motorsport aficionado Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara. It is the largest of its kind worldwide and attracts up to 200,000 motorsport enthusiasts each year.

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