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Old 9th July 2008, 20:36   #106
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Pardon my ignorance but can someone please post some links where I can read about the specs of the Indian vRs1.8?
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Skoda Octavia Rider 1.8 Turbo Price, Specifications, Features, Colors, Photos - CarWale.com India

a few details here are wrong like top speed and passenger airbag!
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delhi,chandigarh,ludhiana would be fine man.i can go to take a car from these places if the condition is superb.
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Congrats Abhi... thats one nice looking car!
I am in Delhi only and would love to come for a drive sometime.
Thanks Buddy
Sure man. Done !

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delhi,chandigarh,ludhiana would be fine man.i can go to take a car from these places if the condition is superb.
Sure dude, have already started looking
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Thanks a lot man.Also what are the differences between a ambiente 1.8T and the RS. What all cannot be installed after market to make it as much loaded as the RS.
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Sir jee, my intention was not to do a comparo!

Anyway, since you mentioned, what I meant was that our skoda rs is a "TURBO CHARGED" petrol vehicle and for a FI car the vrs' 0-100 timings are good but not great!

First of all it would be unfair to compare a FI car with a NA car.

Secondly,if my idea were to compare then there are 1.5 ltr NA OHC Vtec's which are capable of under 8sec 0-100.

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The Euro Spec version is 180 bhp stock.
8.4 is quite impressive considering a 1.8 Engine, a hard skoda body and then it beats the Accord v6 hands down.

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Thanks a lot man.Also what are the differences between a ambiente 1.8T and the RS. What all cannot be installed after market to make it as much loaded as the RS.
You can install almost everything
Differences include

16" Low Profile tyres and Spider Alloys ( installable )
Xenons ( installable )
HeadLamp washers ( Maybe installable )
Recaro Seats ( installable )
Cruise Control ( Maybe installable )
Rain Sensing Wipers ( Not installable )
The Beautiful Skoda Key ( cant be changed)
The Disc Brakes at the rear ( After market installable )
The 3 Spoke Sports Steering

Maybe More
and 1 more thing.
The feeling that you have the vRs ( and people turn around to look back at you)


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Old 9th July 2008, 23:02   #113
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Sir jee, my intention was not to do a comparo!

Anyway, since you mentioned, what I meant was that our skoda rs is a "TURBO CHARGED" petrol vehicle and for a FI car the vrs' 0-100 timings are good but not great!


First of all it would be unfair to compare a FI car with a NA car.

Secondly,if my idea were to compare then there are 1.5 ltr NA OHC Vtec's which are capable of under 8sec 0-100.

Cheers,
Shrey
Yea. I would love to get that to around 7
200 bhp will do it i guess
OHC VTEC did not do a sub 8 Second time AFAIK
It did it in 9.92 seconds.
OD figures long time back!
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HeadLamp washers ( Maybe installable )
Installable but don't work.

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Recaro Seats ( installable )
Correction, they're Recaro 'type' not genuine Recaro.

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Cruise Control ( Maybe installable )
Definitely not.
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Old 10th July 2008, 18:53   #115
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As Promised
Interior Pictures
Sorry For Bad quality ( Cam Phone )
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Booked My Beast Finally - The Skoda Octavia 1.8vRs - NOW ARRIVED-10072008457.jpg  

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Booked My Beast Finally - The Skoda Octavia 1.8vRs - NOW ARRIVED-10072008466.jpg  

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Old 10th July 2008, 21:01   #116
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UPDATE : Noticed My Tyres are not Bridgestones but Pirellis P6000.

Are they good?
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Hi Abhinav,

talking about figures, the best timing that OD got for the Skoda RS is around 8.9 secs for 0-100 and Autocar was even worse at 9.4 or something.

So I am not sure how correct is the timings given from Car Wale.

As you mentioned earlier in your post,just FYI the 3ltr Accord V6 coupe (manual shif, found in the US) would do a 0-100 in close to 6.2 secs.

Now getting back to the RS, have you tested the 0-100 for ur car yourself?

As fas as a OHC vtec is concerned, the Autocar tested the vtec in Ahmadnagar on a wet day with those puny S-322's and the 0-100 was around 9.4~9.6 secs not 9.92 as u mentioned.

When the RS was tested I think it was tested at chennai or something, definitely not at Pune or Ahmadnagar!

However the vtec was tested at Ahmadnagar which is close to Pune and at a high altitude. As we all know that, altitude plays a vital role in the Power of a NA engine.

I can have many of the Vtec owners on the forum vouch for this. Also, that they have personally tested their vtecs and the 0-100 timings are way way better than 9.92.

I have clocked a 0-100 under 9 secs on my vtec, too bad I dont have the vbox pictures to prove that. However on my friends vtec which is stock clocked 9.2 secs for a 0-100 with a stupid launch ( If you want those pics I can show it to you) and that too in Bangalore which is at 3000ft above sea level!

Not to mention a fellow tbhpian clocked 8.1 secs for a 0-100 timing, when he had a co passenger with him and his car not even being tuned.

I have personally dragged with a Skoda RS and AFAI remember the skoda could not overtake me till about 110 or something. We had to stop for the signal, so he had to break earlier than me (that is a different story all together)but still.

Even if you have a 300 bhp skoda, 0-100 I doubt if you can out beat a Vtec. In a quarter mile chances are bleak but maybe just maybe, the reason is very simple. Its not about developing the power, its about laying it down ( not to mention about PTWR).

How would you lay down the 300bhp to the ground? Even if you have launch controll or traction controll, it will not pump those 300 horses onto the ground from the word go! It will just use only that amount of power with which it will make sure that your wheels dont spin thereby making you launch smoothly but in the end it will make you slower!

Just Fyi, pick up the timing sheets of the 300+bhp skoda RS's in the bbay speed run this year and pick up the timing of the vtecs in the 1.6 ltr prostock class. You would know what I am talking.

But Like I said, my idea "is and was" not to compare the vtec with the RS or the "x" with the "y". My point was just that for a 150bhp turbo charged petrol vehicle the performance is good but not impressive. That's all!

I hope you will take this in the right spirits!

Cheers
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Yea. I would love to get that to around 7
200 bhp will do it i guess
OHC VTEC did not do a sub 8 Second time AFAIK
It did it in 9.92 seconds.
OD figures long time back!

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As fas as a OHC vtec is concerned, the Autocar tested the vtec in Ahmadnagar on a wet day with those puny S-322's and the 0-100 was around 9.4~9.6 secs not 9.92 as u mentioned.
Correction : Just double checked, it was indeed 9.92 secs and was tested by Overdrive in 2001.

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The TPi has discs all around.
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I can have many of the Vtec owners on the forum vouch for this. Also, that they have personally tested their vtecs and the 0-100 timings are way way better than 9.92.

I have clocked a 0-100 under 9 secs on my vtec, too bad I dont have the vbox pictures to prove that. However on my friends vtec which is stock clocked 9.2 secs for a 0-100 with a stupid launch ( If you want those pics I can show it to you) and that too in Bangalore which is at 3000ft above sea level!

Not to mention a fellow tbhpian clocked 8.1 secs for a 0-100 timing, when he had a co passenger with him and his car not even being tuned.
ask those same drivers to drive a skoda vRS. Then compare the timings. you yourself said that many drivers have bettered the 0-100 timings of OHC vtec clocked by overdrive and autocar. why cant same thing happen to vRS. There are drivers who can clock it much better than what these magazine have done i guess..
also dont forget that the skoda engine has been detuned
and last but not the least, same engine(-100 BHP) powered Audi TT
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