Skoda Cross the Punchline with Speed Record

For years in the 90s Skoda cars were the unfortunate butt of playground and pub jokes about naff cars.

But now the car manufacturer has left amateur comedians laughing on the other side of their face after the Skoda Octavia vRS smashed the 200mph barrier at Utah this week.

The factory-fresh model was souped-up with a turbocharged 500bhp engine and lowered frame by the Czech car manufacturer’s Milton Keynes-based design team, who have been working on the project over the past year.

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