ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS COMPLETES RECORD-BREAKING LAP AT THE NÜRBURGRING

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ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS COMPLETES RECORD-BREAKING LAP AT THE NÜRBURGRING

Post by Rob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:33 am

Emotion, dynamism and passion – ŠKODA combines all of these qualities with the ‘vRS’ initials. Even before its market launch, the Czech car manufacturer’s first high performance SUV, the ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS, proves that it can hold its own on the most challenging race track in the world. Racing driver Sabine Schmitz set the lap record for a seven-seater SUV at the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife in the ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS, highlighting the car’s performance qualities. The Kodiaq vRS extends the range of vRS models in the ŠKODA line up.

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Fuchsröhre, Schwedenkreuz and Karussell – these sections of track on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife are well-known to motorsport fans all over the world. No other race track is more challenging and nowhere else are drivers and vehicles pushed to their limits like they are on the 20.832-km-long circuit in the Eifel region. The ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS withstood the track conditions in the ‘Green Hell’ and, at 9:29.84 minutes, set the Nordschleife record for a seven-seater SUV.

Sabine Schmitz was at the wheel of the ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS during the record-breaking lap. Schmitz regularly participates in the long-distance championship (VLN) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring and in 1996, she became the first woman to win the 24-hour race and won again the following year. Having long been a ‘Ring Taxi’ driver and as a presenter on various car shows, she has become well-known to a wide audience. Schmitz estimates she has driven more than 30,000 laps on the Nordschleife to date.

“The ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS is great fun on the track,” said Sabine Schmitz. “ŠKODA has made full use of its large SUV’s potential with the Kodiaq vRS. I can certainly imagine that I’ll be encountering the Kodiaq vRS regularly during my laps around the Nordschleife in future,” Schmitz adds with a wink.

František Drábek, Head of Compact Models at ŠKODA AUTO and responsible for the development of the Kodiaq vRS, was also present at the successful record attempt. He points out that, “The Kodiaq vRS equally embodies the versatility and spaciousness of a family SUV as well as emotion and dynamism.”

The new 2.0 BiTDI engine produces 239 PS. This allows for dynamic power delivery and excellent responsive qualities, even at low engine speed. Exhaust gases are purified by an SCR catalytic converter. In the Kodiaq model range, the 2.0-litre BiTDI diesel engine is exclusively reserved for the vRS, and thanks to Dynamic Sound Boost, the high-torque diesel engine’s power is immediately apparent. With adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including Driving Mode Select and progressive steering, the all-wheel-drive vehicle – which was still in its camouflage wrap during its appearance in the Eifel region – was perfectly equipped for its record-breaking lap at the Nordschleife.

The ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS will celebrate its world premiere in October of this year. It will be presented to the public for the first time at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

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Re: ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS COMPLETES RECORD-BREAKING LAP AT THE NÜRBURGRING

Post by Vaclav^2 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:15 pm

Awesome achievement. Parts of me is very tempted. My dealer is trying it on to go for the vrs instead of the L&K version as he noticed we are switching from a Mercedes GLC43 AMG. I’m so tempted but we promised ourselves to get something more comfortable and less bone shaking.


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Re: ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS COMPLETES RECORD-BREAKING LAP AT THE NÜRBURGRING

Post by Zach » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:07 pm

Vaclav^2 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Awesome achievement. Parts of me is very tempted. My dealer is trying it on to go for the vrs instead of the L&K version as he noticed we are switching from a Mercedes GLC43 AMG. I’m so tempted but we promised ourselves to get something more comfortable and less bone shaking.
I've been told that ride should be similar to the Sportline
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Re: ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS COMPLETES RECORD-BREAKING LAP AT THE NÜRBURGRING

Post by Vaclav^2 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:25 am

Zach wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Vaclav^2 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Awesome achievement. Parts of me is very tempted. My dealer is trying it on to go for the vrs instead of the L&K version as he noticed we are switching from a Mercedes GLC43 AMG. I’m so tempted but we promised ourselves to get something more comfortable and less bone shaking.
I've been told that ride should be similar to the Sportline
We’ve discounted the Sportline for that reason as well :) I know it doesn’t look as good, but we want some more rubber around the wheels. Our Mercedes GLS was absolutely fine on 21” as it had high sidewalls and full air suspension. Our Mercedes GLC AMG also got full active air suspension but barely any sidewalks on 21”. To me 20” sportline has got a similar challenge. The roads in the U.K. especially are just in such a bad state, I had two buckled wheels last winter alone.

If I lived in Germany again I’d have a vRS any day. It would have been awesome if they did that engine in the L&K as well, and do the L&K with 18” wheels :)


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