Fastest-ever Skoda Octavia revealed

155mph Skoda Octavia vRS leads a raft of new versions across Skoda's range

The fastest-ever Skoda Octavia will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next month, along with a range of special editions.

The Skoda Octavia vRS 230 is capable of covering 0-62mph in just 6.7 seconds and achieving a top speed of 155mph. That's made possible by a version of the standard vRS' 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine tuned to develop 227bhp.

It harnesses that power using an electronically controlled differential lock, which helps to increase the grip of the front wheels.

Although no official price has yet been revealed, we expect the Octavia vRS 230 to be priced around £24,000 – £1,000 more than the standard car.

A new version of the Skoda Fabia will also be shown in Geneva. The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is fitted with a range of sporty parts, including 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels, black exterior trim and tinted windows. Inside, the Monte Carlo features a set of sports seats and a leather steering wheel.

The Skoda Fabia, Rapid, Yeti and Octavia ranges will all feature a new special edition to commemorate the firm's 120th anniversary. Edition versions of each model will go on sale at the end of the year, sporting additional interior and exterior styling features.

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