Skoda Kodiaq RS creates lap record at the Nurburgring; It is now the fastest seven-seater SUV to complete the Nordschleife

Even before its market launch, the Czech car manufacturer’s first high-performance SUV, the Skoda Kodiaq RS (RS stands for Rally Sport) has set a new world record.

The seven-seater SUV has set a lap record at the Nurburgring’s legendary Nordschleife. Behind the wheel of the record making, Skoda Kodiaq RS was racing driver Sabine Schmitz. The Skoda Kodiaq RS covered the 20.832 km long Nordschleife track in a record 9:29.84 minutes.

The Skoda Kodiaq RS that made the record had no special engineering. It was precisely the same version that will be unveiled to the public the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October and then go on sale.

Skoda Kodiaq RS Record at Nurburgring Sabine Schmitz

“The Skoda Kodiaq RS is great fun on the track,” commented Sabine Schmitz. “Skoda has made full use of its large SUV’s potential with the Kodiaq RS. I can certainly imagine that I’ll be encountering the Kodiaq RS regularly during my laps around the Nordschleife in future,” Schmitz adds with a wink.

Power for the upcoming Kodiaq RS comes from the new 2.0 BiTDI twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine which produces 239 PS. Exhaust gases are purified by an SCR catalytic converter. This diesel engine is exclusively reserved for the RS variant in the Kodiaq range.

Also, thanks to Dynamic Sound Boost, the high-torque diesel engine’s power is immediately apparent. The all-wheel-drive SUV is also equipped with adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including Driving Mode Select and progressive steering.

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