Superb 2.0 TSI 280PS
- Most powerful production Skoda ever
- 0-62mph time of 5.8 secs makes it quicker than a host of classic supercars; 155mph max
- Standard four-wheel drive system
- 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating
- Short film produced by Skoda highlights remarkable performance
GENERATIONS of young car fanatics have festooned bedroom walls with pictures of the most exotic cars in the world to aspire to owning – and a workhorse like the Skoda Superb estate would not be expected to figure!
With their incredible acceleration figures and top speeds, the supercar icons of the 1970s, 80s and 90s were the stuff of fantasy for junior petrolheads the world over.
Fast-forward 30 years and the real-life picture has changed considerably.
Enter Skoda – why do you think so many police forces use the Octavia vRS for both marked and unmarked traffic cars?
Thanks to the new Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 280PS, the generation that grew up staring in disbelief at the 0-62mph times of cars such as the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari 308 GTB can now buy a large family car with enough power and punch to leave a raft of classic supercars in its wake.
And unlike those classic supercars, this incredible performance comes with a price tag that doesn’t run into six figures.
Available now in hatch and estate forms, the new Superb 2.0 TSI 280PS is the most powerful production Skoda ever built. With a 0-62mph time of just 5.8 seconds, it is faster than a host of classic supercars that were hailed as some of the quickest machines of their generation.
Among those in the shadow of the new Superb 2.0 TSI 280PS is the 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB.
- Skoda Superb 280PS – 5.8sec
- Classic Honda NSX – 5.8sec
- 1987 Porsche 911 – 6.1sec
- Ferrari 308 GTB – 6.5sec
- Lotus Esprit – 6.1sec
With an output of 280PS from its turbocharged, four-cylinder petrol engine, the new Superb isn’t just the fastest production Skoda – thanks to its 660-litre boot it’s also the biggest and most spacious.
What’s more, it comes with a DSG transmission and four-wheel-drive as standard, meaning that its supercar-rivalling performance can be deployed in complete comfort.
To highlight the remarkable performance of the new Superb – and prove beyond doubt which is the quickest in a straight fight – Skoda has a short film that pitches the new Superb 2.0 TSI 280PS estate against a collection of supercar classics including the Honda NSX and Lotus Esprit.
Superb Estate 280ps SE L – business stats
- P11D – £32,505
- CO2 164g/km
- BIK 2016/17- 18/19: 29%, 31%, 33%
- 20% tax: £1,885, £2,015, £2,145
- 40% tax: £3,771, £4,031, £4,291
The new Superb 2.0TSI 280PS is priced from £31,445 for the Hatch and £32,745 for the Estate.
Available on SE L Executive, new SportLine and Laurin & Klement trim levels, standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, Columbus satellite navigation system, electrically operated boot, leather upholstery and heated seats.
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