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Old 3rd March 2020, 13:04   #181
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Surprising to see Rally Green color sold out already.
That Rally Green is a real head-turner be it in appreciation or in utter horror. .

https://www.google.com/search?q=octa...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Saw a bunch of Superbs & Renault (Talisman I think) in that colour, and lets say it stands out like nothing else. It'll be like when Skoda India introduced the old vRS in yellow. People used to stop and stare at it.
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Skoda has release information about next generation vRS and it will be powered by a hybrid (1.4 litre engine coupled with 85kw electric motor).

Another great reason to grab one of the 200 units currently on sale before every other manufacturer turns towards hybrid and electric vehicles.
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Another great reason to grab one of the 200 units currently on sale before every other manufacturer turns towards hybrid and electric vehicles.
Still unclear. While I think Skoda had planned it to be so, I think they are hedging their bets for another lifecycle. Autocar UK says this:

"It means that the Octavia vRS range will mirror that of the Golf ‘GT’ line-up, with the diesel version likely to be a 197bhp 2.0-litre TDI, and the pure-petrol Octavia vRS set to use the 2.0-litre TSI unit of the Golf GTI, with up to 242bhp possible."

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/skoda/...v-plugs-242bhp

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Nah, the rally green colour does nothing for me. They should probably have introduced the British racing green colour back for the VRS (the first gen Octy in India used to come in that colour). This one is too bright. It'll probably look the most smashing in the blue and red liveries.

Waiting to see the 245 out on Bangalore roads.
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Looks like the only remaining color is race blue. That was the only option shown when I tried out the site.

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Still unclear. While I think Skoda had planned it to be so, I think they are hedging their bets for another lifecycle. Autocar UK says this:

"It means that the Octavia vRS range will mirror that of the Golf ‘GT’ line-up, with the diesel version likely to be a 197bhp 2.0-litre TDI, and the pure-petrol Octavia vRS set to use the 2.0-litre TSI unit of the Golf GTI, with up to 242bhp possible."

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/skoda/...v-plugs-242bhp
Skoda's official webpage has started publishing information about hybrid powertrain for the next gen vRS.

https://www.skoda-auto.com/news/news.../octavia-rs-iv

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Looks like the only remaining color is race blue. That was the only option shown when I tried out the site.
Are there regional allocations even within India? Today in BLR, I can see availability for the Race Blue & Candy White.
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Are there regional allocations even within India? Today in BLR, I can see availability for the Race Blue & Candy White.

This could be due to cancellations. I don't see why they would have regional allocations within India.
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Are there regional allocations even within India? Today in BLR, I can see availability for the Race Blue & Candy White.
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This could be due to cancellations. I don't see why they would have regional allocations within India.
No, there are no regional allocations. I can see candy white too now. Seems what @Pancham said is true. Might have been some cancellations.

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I just watched the premiere of the new Octavia RS IV. It looks sharp and sexy making the outgoing model look boxy. Why would people still prefer to spend 43 Lakhs for it rather than wait for the new Gen RS.

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I just watched the premiere of the new Octavia RS IV. It looks sharp and sexy making the outgoing model look boxy. Why would people still prefer to spend 43 Lakhs for it rather than wait for the new Gen RS.
Next gen vRS is going to have a lot of electronics and that might be a big turn off for some people. That list might grow if you consider the hybrid powertrain as well.

In my case, i bought an outgoing MK7 Golf GTI (which shares the platform with current gen vRS) when the updated MK8 is around the corner. Current platform is well established with fewer known issues. Next gen is going to have the latest and greatest technology which i dont prefer especially when i am planning to keep my vehicles for a while.

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Now only Race Blue left:
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Now only Race Blue left:
"SOLD OUT" Two elusive words that I guess every carmaker would love to have in their order book I hope the last available colour is also sold-out soon.

Well done Skoda and the vRS customers!!

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With respect to tunability, I reserve my opinion as I am unaware of G force figures achievable in FWD cars vis a vis RWD cars. Oh by the way, at the recent drag events, some tuning houses were able to achieve the impossible with various FWD cars such as the Polo GTI and the Laura TSI. I'm not sure if they managed sub 6 second times to 100, but they did create quite a stir.
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And about the drag prepped GTIs & Octavias, most of them run super sticky race compound tyres that give them much better traction than street tyres. The fact that they were using drag slicks to duck under 6 sec mark would not surprise me either.
Finally found a useful video that shows an IS38 equipped vRS doing a quarter mile run with proper data logging, and it's a really sad story for FWD fans when it comes to how well they can launch.

As per the video uploader, the vRS is pretty much maxed out with the following mods:

IHI IS38 OEM Turbocharger
APR 98 RON ECU Tune
TVS Engineering Stage 3 TCU Tune
APR Intake Stage 2
APR Downpipe
APR Intercooler
APR Turbo Inlet Pipe
APR Turbo Muffler Delete
NGK-R7437-9 Spark Plugs
Remus Resonated Valvetronic Catback
Water Meth Injection Kit with Controller
17" Drag Slicks

Even with drag slicks, and well over 300WHP, the peak g-force is a paltry 0.33g (about half of what RWD cars manage with road tyres), with a 0-62mph (0-100kmph) time of 5.3 seconds.
Sure, the way it goes after 100KMPH is crazy, but that's largely academic on our roads.


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Old 5th April 2020, 20:34   #195
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Cars have started arriving in at the dealer stockyards. Here are some pictures of the same.

Such a looker. So tempting.

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Skoda Octavia RS 245 confirmed for India. Edit: Launched @ 36 lakhs-imageuploadedbyteambhp1586099649.395289.jpg

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