Skoda Fabia vRS (2010–2013)
Skoda launched the new Fabia vRS
For the first time ever, Skoda is using a double-supercharged, four-cylinder petrol engine providing 180PS and 250Nm torque, from an engine of just 1.4 litres.
A sophisticated compressor-and-turbo combination increases the engine power smoothly, and the maximum speed of 140 mph (141 mph in the estate version) and 0-62mph acceleration in just 7.3 seconds in both versions mean a sporty driving experience. With fuel consumption of 44.1 mpg, the Fabia vRS offers high power and maximum fuel efficiency.
Both versions boast an newly designed front bumper and integrated fog lamps with integrated LED lights that can be fitted with cornering lights as an option. There are also 17-inch lightweight alloy Gigaro wheels with 205/40 R17 tyres developed specially for the vRS, red brake callipers, tinted windows, a new rear bumper with a diffuser and dual exhaust. Depending on the colour of the body, the roof, roof spoiler and wheels for the Fabia vRS hatchback will be available in a choice of black, white or silver.
The vehicle's sports-tuned chassis - with ESP, ABS and ASR - is designed for powerful dynamic and safe driving performance. To enhance the driving experience, the new XDS electronic differential improves the car's cornering ability. It brakes the inside front wheel electronically to increase the torque on the outside front wheel. Accelerating through corners, the resulting torque gives the vRS impressive agility. A tyre pressure monitor (TMP) and uphill start assistant are standard.
Both the Fabia vRS hatch and estate are fitted with height-adjustable sports seats with vRS logos on the backrests. A height and reach-adjustable, three-spoke leather-wrapped sports steering wheel has paddles for manual control of the seven-speed DSG gearbox. The purity of the interior design is underlined by an Onyx-shaded dashboard and stainless steel pedals with an anti-slip surface.