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Spy Shots: Skoda Octavia vRS Caught Testing for the First Time

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Skoda Octavia vRS

Earlier this month, Skoda dropped the first teaser video for the new Octavia vRS that set to be unveiled at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 11th through 14th 2013. Today, our spy photographers managed to catch the car testing for the first time, and, as you can see, the prototype caught testing features light camouflage that reveals few details on the model to be unveiled in July.

The car is camouflaged only on major parts and hides the air intakes on the left and right side of the front bumper, as well as the LED fog lights.

The new vRS version will be distinguished by a meaner look, thanks to its tinted headlights, rear spoiler and two bigger exhaust exits.

Rumors suggest that the model will be powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI delivering about 220 horsepower that hooks up to a six-speed manual or a DSG gearbox.

Hit the jump to read more on the new Skoda Octavia vRS.

Competitors

Seat Exeo Sport 2.0 TSI

Seat Exeo

Seat Exeo was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and it is essentially a rebadged Audi A4 . The Octavia vRS will aim against the top-level Exeo Sport 2.0 TSI, but even so, it is rumored the vRS will deliver 20 horsepower more than the Seat.

The Seat Exeo Sport 2.0 TSI is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI direct-injected, dual intercooler turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 200 horsepower.

Ford Focus ST

Ford Focus ST

If you want to buy a sportier model, you can opt for the Focus ST. This model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This allows the Focus pumps out a stout 247 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

In the UK, the Focus ST starts out at £21,630 ($33,020) including VAT.



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