Skoda builds the world’s biggest ‘ice cream van’
Celebrating the release of the new Skoda Octavia vRS
Skoda has built the world’s biggest ice cream van to celebrate the release of the new Skoda Octavia vRS. The new Octavia vRS launched in July, this new version is in a sports league of its own and stands out for horsepower and fuel efficiency. Never before has an Octavia vRS been so fast and dynamic and yet so spacious, convenient, safe and comfortable as the third generation Octavia vRS compact sports car.
The giant Skoda ice cream van has more similarities to a monster truck than a Skoda Octavia. It measures over twenty one feet and boasts five foot monster truck wheels and four mega speakers. This ice cream van has the ability to take any grown adult back to their animated childhood. This fantastic machine debuted at Great Yarmouth last month and will continue a national tour this month including the Royal County Berkshire Show at Newbury on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. The Skoda ice cream van also serves ‘free ice cream’!
Skoda vRS features a sporty look
The appearance of the new Skoda Octavia vRS is definitely not anywhere close to the monster ice cream van, it is very sporty and dominated by the characteristic Skoda front grille which sports the vRS badge. It also features distinctive honeycomb air intakes, a new vRS-style front bumper and fog lights together with new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights now fitted as standard. The Octavia vRS’s new light-alloy wheels complete the sporty look and the designers have created four new 17”, 18” and 19” wheel designs so there are plenty of options.
The interior continues the fantastic sporty theme featuring a black interior and newly developed vRS- design sports seats for the driver and passenger plus a sporty three spoke steering wheel with perforated leather fitted as standard. The gear stick and handbrake are also made of leather and complete the interior sporty look. The sill plates and pedals are made ​​of stainless steel and the instrument panel with a rich-colour Maxi DOT display has its own unique vRS design. The steering wheel, gear stick, door sill panels, seats and floor mats all sport the vRS logo creating the sporty theme.
Sporty and fast is definitely what the new Skoda vRS is. Capable of 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 154mph. There is a choice of two new engines, the two litre 220 petrol PS or the two litre diesel 184PS and these new engines provide more power and consume up to 19% less fuel.