How does 0-100km/h in 5.5s sound? Check out the Skoda Enyaq vRS

By topgear, 05 October 2023

How does 0-100km/h in 5.5s sound? Check out the Skoda Enyaq vRS

Skoda has revealed an uprated version of its very uprated Enyaq vRS. And what was already a fast car is now… the fastest accelerating Skoda ever built.

Where before the Enyacc could do a measly 0-100km/h in 6.5s – bah, pedestrian pace! – it’ll now do it in 5.5s. That’s old BMW M3 territory, in a family SUV or Coupe. If you’re new to 2023, welcome! Nothing makes sense anymore!

We’re told the improvement in pace is courtesy of a recalibration of both front and rear motors and new power management software that has liberated an additional 40bhp from the Enyakk’s powertrain, bumping total power to 335bhp. Again, this figure is the highest ever for a production Skoda.

These changes not only give the Enyack more acceleration, but also a bit more range and a faster charging time. To the former, there’s now a “provisional” 540+km WLTP figure quoted (a 25km increase for the Coupe, 24 more for the SUV), and it’ll now go from 10-80 per cent on a 175kW charger in 28 minutes. That’s eight minutes faster.

Other tweaks for the Enyaque include more driver assistance, more USB-C ports, more, um, rear window blinds and more... tow bar prep. The infotainment’s apparently been tweaked too, Skoda promising easier to use screens. There are new graphics and animations for the driver’s display, too.

The faster, more acceleratey new Enyacckkque will be available to order later this month. Whether it makes it more interesting however, is another matter.

STORY Vijay Pattni

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