The ŠKODA VISION RS: An Eco-friendly Athlete

The ŠKODA VISION RS: An Eco-friendly Athlete

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The ŠKODA VISION RS has revealed what’s hiding under its bonnet. The hybrid combination of a TSI engine and electric motor delivers 245 PS of system output.

27. 9. 2018

The ŠKODA VISION RS study features a plug-in hybrid drive combining a 110 kW (150 PS) 1.5 TSI engine with a 75 kW (102 PS) electric motor. They unite to deliver a system output of 180 kW (245 PS), enabling the concept study to accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 7.1  seconds, and from 80 to 120 km/h in 8.9 seconds.

ŠKODA VISION RS

This compact sports car emits just 33 g of CO2 per kilometre. The car can cover distances of up to 70 km on battery power alone, ensuring zero-emission local driving. The 13 kWh lithium-ion battery takes 2.5 hours to charge at a charging station. Alternatively, the ŠKODA VISION RS study can be plugged into an ordinary home socket or recharged with regenerative braking while in motion.

ŠKODA VISION RS

Yet the electric drive is not the only sustainable solution offered by the VISION RS. The brilliant white paint consists of three layers of special organic components, reflecting heat to reduce the interior temperature.

ŠKODA VISION RS

Numerous black carbon elements affixed to the body – the radiator grille, front and rear spoilers, wing mirrors, side skirts, air inlets and outlets, and rear diffuser – create a distinctive contrast to the white paint. The carbon fibres, made from 100% recycled polyester, have been used extensively throughout the airy interior.

ŠKODA VISION RS

Another example of sustainability is the distinctively centrally positioned sporty steering wheel, similar to those seen in motor racing. It is covered with Sensotec, an innovative synthetic vegan fibre that is produced with great care in accordance with the EU’s Vinyl Plus Programme.

The ŠKODA VISION RS heralds the future of the Czech brand’s compact cars. As they modelled this car, the team of designers drew some of their inspiration from ŠKODA’s fêted past and 117-year tradition of motorsport. Take a look at how the shapes of the VISION RS concept were born:

Inside the ŠKODA VISION RS offers carbon, crystalline lighting effects and allusions to ŠKODA motorsport’s past and present success. Check out how the VISION RS’s interior contours were fashioned at the ŠKODA design studio in Prague:

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