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DESERT YETI

| 24/05/2014 | 0 Comments

At this year’s GTI event at Wörthersee, Škoda will be presenting the Yeti Xtreme – a world premiere of this solid and sporty concept rally car based on the popular compact SUV.

This is the 33rd time that the legendary Volkswagen tuning event will be taking place. Around 200,000 tuning fans will be making the pilgrimage to the cult event in Reifnitz, Austria (28 to 31 May). Škoda will be taking part in the GTI event for the fifth time. In creating the Yeti Xtreme, Škoda designers have converted their successful compact SUV into a particularly sporty and dynamic rally design.

Skoda_Yeti_Xtreme_1The car is powered by a 1.8 112 kW strong TSI engine and features a six-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG). The maximum torque of 250 Nm is achieved between 1,500 and 4,200 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds; its top speed is 192 km/h. It features special Octavia RS brakes.

Skoda_Yeti_Xtreme_2The striking matt-grey Yeti stands on powerful 17-inch alloy wheels and large off-road tyres. It features tinted side windows, roof and wheel rim inserts are set off in bright yellow-green. At the front, the brawny athlete has a powerful bumper and a large air intake, along with LED headlights. For robust sporting use, the height of the chassis can be adjusted. At the rear, the strong rear bumper bears witness to the power and dynamics of the vehicle, so do the two wide exhaust tailpipes.

Skoda_Yeti_Xtreme_3The interior includes equipment required for rally use. Passengers can sit on 4 individual Recaro sports seats with integrated four-point safety belts. Other features include the ‘Super Sport’ steering wheel with integrated gearshift paddles. The centre console has been completely re-defined. This is where standard rally car accessories, such as a belt cutter and a fire extinguisher, can be found. An iPad cradle is integrated into the dashboard, a first aid kit into the glove box. The boot includes a spare wheel and so-called ‘recovery tracks’, special traction mats that can be pushed under the wheels, should the car get stuck in sand.

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