It looks like Volkswagen Group has prepared quite a lineup for this year’s Wörthersee show. Earlier today, we brought you the first details on the Seat Leon Cup Racer , now is time to talk about another concept, this time around it’s from Škoda.
Škoda ’s concept is based on the most recent addition to its lineup: the Rapid . Called Rapid Sport, this new concept sets out to prove the tuning capabilities of the new sedan. The concept is painted in a combination of "Corrida Red" and ’Steel Gray" exterior colors and sits on 19-inch alloy wheels.
Because it’s a "sport" concept, it also receives an aerodynamic kit that adds spoilers and a sporty-looking air intake in the front skirt up, large fenders and massive rocker panels. On the backside, the Škoda gets a large bumper and two integrated tailpipes.
For the interior, Škoda added a sport-type steering wheel, Recaro seats and illuminated door sills.
UPDATE 05/27/13: Skoda has unveiled a fresh batch of photos for the Rapid Sport Concept. Hop on over to the gallery to check them out!
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Škoda Rapid.
Rapid is the eighth model in Škoda’s lineup and it was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show . The model was built on Volkswagen Group’s new MQB multi-vehicle platform and, thanks to its compact dimensions, its the perfect car for a crowded city.
The Rapid comes with a choice of four gasoline and two diesel engines, with power ranging from 75 to 122 horsepower.
Customers can choose between three trim levels: Active, Ambition and Elegance.
gallery: Skoda Rapid
At this year’s GTI Meeting at Wörthersee, the concept car ŠKODA Rapid SPORT will celebrate its world premiere. With the particularly sporty version of its compact sedan ŠKODA Rapid, the Czech car manufacturer will once again demonstrate the versatility of its model range. The 32nd edition of the legendary Volkswagen tuning event will take place from May 8 to May 12, 2013.
Every year, the long Ascension Day weekend sees up to 200,000 tuning fans meeting in the Austrian town of Reifnitz for the Volkswagen event. This year, ŠKODA will present them with ŠKODA Rapid SPORT as a highlight a particularly racy study of its compact sedan ŠKODA Rapid.
“The GTI Meeting is a Mecca for all tuning and motorsports fans,” says ŠKODA’s chairman of the board, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “With the ŠKODA Rapid SPORT, we will put a decidedly dynamic and emotional version of our new compact sedan Rapid on display for the first time. This way, we once again demonstrate the competence of our team with regard to sporty vehicles and motorsports,” adds Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA board member for sales and marketing.
The ŠKODA Rapid SPORT will show off the power of the Skoda design as well as the Rapid’s inherent possibilities. The result is a vehicle full of dynamism and sportiness. The vehicle is painted in the metallic colors ‘Corrida Red’ and ‘Steel Gray’. The sports car sits on massive 19” alloy wheels. The front of the vehicle impresses with spoilers and a powerful air intake in the skirt. Generously dimensioned fenders and massive rocker panels underscore the appearance of the vehicle.
Other sporty accents are the rear with a voluminous bumper and two integrated exhaust tailpipes. The rear lights in the ‘C’-shaped design typical for the brand show a contrasting color. A circumferential carbon frame completes the bottom section. The sporty layout continues in the interior of the car, for example with a sport-type steering wheel, Recaro seats and illuminated door sills.