The OCTAVIA vRS is now even more compelling to British buyers with the UK-only Challenge special edition model, which comes with up to £4,535 worth of extra equipment for only £2,460 compared to the standard vRS model.
The Octavia vRS Challenge is positioned above the standard vRS, and combines impressive performance with high equipment levels and ultra-practical cabin. Prices start from £30,085 on-the-road for the hatch, and £31,285 for the estate version. The model is also available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG.
Orders for this exclusive model can be placed now.
The OCTAVIA vRS Challenge features a comprehensive specification list that builds on the already generous equipment levels of the standard model. Extra equipment includes 19-inch ‘Xtreme’ black alloy wheels, sports exhaust with black trim, black folding auto-dimming door mirrors and black vRS badging.
Inside there are Alcantara vRS seats, which are electronically adjustable and heated for the driver and front-seat passenger. A colour trip computer with lap timer is also fitted as standard, along with keyless entry and start.
Dynamic chassis control (DCC) is another advanced feature that comes as part of the vRS Challenge package. DCC uses electrically regulated dampers and steering to deliver the perfect driving experience. Each individual shock absorber is connected to a control device that calculates the best setting for each wheel. This allows the system to react within milliseconds to bumps in the road, changing lanes or twisting roads. Front assist and front and rear parking sensors complete the vRS Challenge’s specification list.
The car is equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine that develops 245PS - capable of sprinting to 62mph in just 6.6 seconds (hatch) - and 370Nm of torque.
The fitment of an electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential allows drivers to fully exploit the car’s performance, even in challenging conditions. When cornering, the differential transfers an increased amount of engine power to the outer front wheel (wheel with the most grip) as required - and, when needed, 100 per cent of the power can be directed to one front wheel.