Czech automaker Skoda announced its plans of competing in the famous Bonneville Speed Week in August (13-20), and they goal is to reach a speed of 200 mph.
The weapon of choice will be a specially modified Octavia vRS developed in collaboration with REVO Technik which features a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine under its bonnet and on which the standard turbocharger was replaced by a more advanced Garret unit.
As a result the Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville, which according to the automaker, runs on high-octane race fuel, is expected to generate up to 600HP and between 26-28 PSI of boost pressure. As we already mentioned, Skoda hopes that will be enough to get the car moving at speeds of up to 200 mph (322 Km/h), so we have close to a month before we get to see if that will be true or not.
Apart from being fitted with a powerful engine the Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville has also been equipped with a limited slip differential, a new coilover suspension, aerodynamic wheel covers and Goodyear Eagle Land Speed tires. In order to make the car compliant with the Southern California
Timing Association (SCTA) safety regulation, the automaker has also added a roll cage, a parachute and fire extinguishers.

Source: Skoa