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Skoda Fabia vRS Breaks Speed Records With Fifth Gear - Web Exclusive

Thanks to its direct injection, supercharged and turbocharged engine, the Fabia vRS produces 180hp from just 1.4-liters.

Oct 8, 2010

To launch the start of its new series, the British TV Channel 5 motoring show Fifth Gear (similar in content and style to the BBC's Top Gear) has aimed for the record books and chose the Skoda Fabia vRS as their weapon of choice.

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Fifth Gear presenter Jonny Smith made full use of the Fabia vRS' standard 7-speed, twin-clutch gearbox and its 0-62mph time of just 7.3 seconds to break seven national records for time taken to cover 5km, 5 miles, 10km, 10 miles, 50km, 50 miles and 100km in its class.

Thanks to its direct injection, supercharged and turbocharged engine, the Fabia vRS produces 180hp from just 1.4-liters, perfect for smashing the MSA Class F British speed record for 1,100 to 1,500 cc gasoline-engined cars.

The Skoda Fabia vRS broke the records that have stood for more than 20 years thanks to its 139mph top speed.

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