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Old 6th April 2020, 11:08   #196
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How was this transported when all non essential goods transport is stopped?
Or was there some method of classifying transport of car as essential goods?
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How was this transported when all non essential goods transport is stopped?
Or was there some method of classifying transport of car as essential goods?
All transportation (regardless of essential or nonessential nature) was allowed by the MHA w.e.f. March 29. Hence, all trucks stuck across the country started moving, regardless of what they were carrying.

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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.
Save for the design of the alloys, the rest of the pics indeed look stunning. I prefer the wheels on the earlier gen RS which was on sale till recently. Would have preferred a simpler design. The interiors though are pure class, especially the alcantara bits.
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All transportation (regardless of essential or nonessential nature) was allowed by the MHA w.e.f. March 29. Hence, all trucks stuck across the country started moving, regardless of what they were carrying.
There were all sent out prior to the lockdown implementation. Most MH and South State dealers have got their respective cars.
Other states would be getting their cars post the lockdown lifts up and the factories open up.

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Save for the design of the alloys, the rest of the pics indeed look stunning. I prefer the wheels on the earlier gen RS which was on sale till recently. Would have preferred a simpler design. The interiors though are pure class, especially the alcantara bits.
These wheels look super cool too. Check out the car which was there at the Auto Expo. Will start growing on you. More like a zig zag windmill blade kinda design.
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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:
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.
This is very interesting to compare to the newly launched G20 BMW 330i Sport which is marginally more expensive than the vRS and with lesser kit.
You do however get nicer interiors, RWD, and brand value; and a claimed 0-100 time of 5.7 seconds IIRC.
Once discounts start rolling on this variant - expect it to be close enough to this vRS price point on road, and arguably a nicer place to be in upto legal speeds.

Where the stock vRS will excel though is in the drama up to those legal speeds (wheelspin, the exhaust note, the dsg fart, etc.) & the amount of kit on offer; along with better handling (the G20 is still a little on the softer side though improved from the F30 according to many reviews I've read though I am waiting to go for a test drive once it is safe enough).

Now IMO most vRS buyers can be broken up into the following categories:
1) enthusiasts who will appreciate the vRS for what it is, whilst keeping it stock or close to stock (remap, better tyres, etc. but nothing too hardcore like turbo upgrades, suspension upgrades, etc.)
2) enthusiasts who are ready to put in money to tune the vRS - stage 2 & higher, suspension upgrades, new brakes, etc.
3) non-enthusiasts who enjoy driving and / or want a car that looks sporty

I reckon the Superb 2.0 TSi & the 330i Sport will lure majority of the 3rd category of buyers.
Category 1 & 2 is where it can get interesting.
Category 1 could be impressed enough with a stock 330i, but the softer suspension & lack of features could be a little bit of a downer; but then again BMW globally does have OEM solutions for a lot of these issues if one is willing to pay for it over time. BHPian Graaja for instance has gotten the M-Sport Suspension installed in his 330i GT (Installed: M-Sport Suspension in my BMW 330i GT) .
Similarly BHPian Karan567 has gotten the M Exhaust on his F30 328i (The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module) .
If these parts are available for the G20 as well - it could really bring the 330i up to spec for category 1 who missed out on the vRS - though at a price!

For category 2 - the 330i could be a viable alternative with a host of performance parts available; and those who don't mind going the pre-owned route could have great luck with finding a sparingly used F30 330i at a steal. I have seen a bunch of stage 2 F30 328i's & 330i's; and many a times BMW may even have some parts from their own catalogue.

That being said - the vRS does have the edge in terms of part availability, and expertise in India given the number of cars that have been worked upon; as well as globally.
As someone who owns a stage 1 328i with the M-Adaptive suspension, I wouldn't mind going up to stage 2, but stage 3 is something that would require a lot more thinking unlike in the case of the vRS - where a lot more owners & tuners have tinkered with their cars and understand the limits in more depth. Strength & comfort in numbers I guess
Personally, I think it is for this above reason that the vRS will still maintain it's loyalty & fan following; not to mention it's excellent resale value
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Old 14th April 2020, 21:10   #201
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More of the Octavia vRS 245 pouring in. This time the highlight Rally Green color along with Red, Blue and White in the background.

Source: Skoda Octavia RS India Group

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Some more from the stockyards. Looking so hot
Picture Courtesy: SidIndica

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I have not found anywhere this gets the Canton Music System or not? I think globally the RS245 gets the Canton Music System, we didn't have it in the RS230 that came here.

Does this one get the Canton Music System too?


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I think globally the RS245 gets the Canton Music System, we didn't have it in the RS230 that came here.
That's not correct. The Canton system was an optional extra on my RS 245, and I took it of course.

The standard kit that comes with the car varies by region and country. Here in Belgium, a lot of things were optional extras. I am curious to see what all comes as standard on the Indian version.

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Some more from the stockyards. Looking so hot
Picture Courtesy: SidIndica

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Loved the colour palette. I wonder why others don't give even half of the options in India. The only colour missing is the yellow of the original Octavia vRS.
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ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 sold out in India.

Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing at Skoda Auto India said response to the car had been “fantastic” and confirmed that deliveries will begin after the current lockdown ends.


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Some more tempting while all wait for the lockdown to lift up and start taking deliveries.

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Is that rust on the brake disc? If so, I hope the owner will notice it during pdi and Skoda will change them before delivery.
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Is that rust on the brake disc? If so, I hope the owner will notice it during pdi and Skoda will change them before delivery.
It looks to be surface oxidation from the rotors being exposed to moisture and also not being used for long periods of time. I had the same develop on my car, one short drive later (which was full of brake squeaks however) everything was fine and the squeaks disappeared. One can also use brake cleaner to take care of the issue.
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Is that rust on the brake disc? If so, I hope the owner will notice it during pdi and Skoda will change them before delivery.
This is normal - goes away once the vehicle is used. No long term effects.
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