Thursday, 13 November 2008

UberSkoda

Why do Skodas have heated rear windows? To keep your hands warm while you push them. What do you call an open-top Skoda? A skip. How do you double the value of a Skoda? Fill up the petrol tank. Blah blah etc.

These hackneyed cliches were rife in Skoda's pre-VW days and, to be honest, were a little unfair. What the rear-engined Skodas represented was effectively a Porsche 911 experience for the man on the Clapham Omnibus. OK, they were cheaply built and not of the highest quality, but they offered lightweight RWD thrills that you just couldn't get anywhere else for the price.

This example, however, is a little different from your average Rapid. The Czech site that hosts the photos provides little detail, but we can see custom bodywork including a significant roof-chop, a VW VR6 engine, huge AP Racing brakes... it's a bit Marmite, but I think I rather like it. I think. Maybe.
More pics here.






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