Is the Octavia Cup coming back?

The Skoda Octavia Cup was once the most popular and prestigious circuit series in the Czech Republic, from which many today 's famous names entered the world of "big" motorsport. Let's name Jan Kopecky , Petr Fulín or Štefan Rosina for all of them. However, in 2010, i.e. after twelve years of operation, this series ended without a replacement. The Benet Automotive company, which works closely directly with the Mladá Boleslav car company, is now trying to do this.

The Skoda Octavia RS was chosen as the ideal basis for the racing model, which, however, resembles the serial "eReSo" only in its bodywork. The rest of the car was thoroughly lightened, which managed to reduce the weight to 1120 kilograms . A modified two-liter TFSI , tuned to three performance levels, will be used with this mass. The basic offers 230 hp and 350 Nm, the middle 260 hp and 380 Nm and the highest 320 hp and 420 Nm. Power is transferred to the road by a dual-clutch DSG transmission with ample help from a mechanical self-locking differential .

The chassis has a fully adjustable McPherson type suspension at the front, and a fully adjustable multi-element at the rear. Adjustable shock absorbers for all four wheels were supplied by the renowned company Öhlins. The wheels themselves measure 18 inches and are shod in Pirelli tires with a size of 235/40 R18 , behind which are hidden disc brakes with a diameter of 362 mm at the front and a diameter of 272 mm at the rear. While six-piston AP calipers bite into the front discs, the rear brakes come from the standard Octavia RS.

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In addition to the technology, the bodywork itself has also undergone a major transformation, with dark covers for the main headlights, the front splitter or the rear wing. The interior with a racing cage is very austere and, apart from an anatomical seat with six-point seat belts, or a removable racing steering wheel, it does not offer much else.

Source: Benet Automotive