There's Now A Nurburgring Lap Record For Seven-Seaters

Since the Kodiaq vRS doesn't have enough power to challenge the outright SUV record, Skoda had to think creatively...
There's Now A Nurburgring Lap Record For Seven-Seaters

With a 236bhp twin-turbo diesel engine pushing around quite a lot of car, the Skoda Kodiaq vRS was never going to go for outright SUV glory at the Nurburgring. Not when the current record holder - the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio - is smaller and has over double the power to play with.

But that’s fine, as Skoda has thought of a clever way of getting around that issue for some Nurburgring marketing goodness: set the…seven-seater SUV record. Well, it’s less ridiculous than the Nordschleife towing record that was set last year, isn’t it?

There's Now A Nurburgring Lap Record For Seven-Seaters

The record was set by none other than Sabine Schmitz, who managed a 9:29.8 behind the wheel of the warmed-up SUV. For context, that’s one minute and 38 seconds slower than the twin-turbo V6 Stelvio.

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The Kodiaq RS will make its public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show this October. Once it’s on sale, we’d expect it to have a starting price of £34,000 - 35,000.


Kris Amill

“Did I hear record?”

06/15/2018 - 01:46 |
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Can Elmen

I’m waiting for Peugeot 5008 GTI, come on Peugeot you know you want this.

06/15/2018 - 05:39 |
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“Porsche announces a new 911 GT2 with 7 seats”

06/15/2018 - 10:45 |
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Nah, they would do that with the cayenne or the panamera

06/15/2018 - 13:40 |
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Lucas Cassan

Audi SQ7 TDI? 435hp and 663tq. Id imagine it would crush this

06/15/2018 - 15:39 |
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Simon Wyatt (four arm squad)

If I duct taped 5 seats on top of a Porsche 911 GT2 RS would that count 😂

06/16/2018 - 14:57 |
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Daniel Busker

isnt the gl63 also a 7 seater? if it is im pretty sure it would destroy the skoda

06/19/2018 - 02:45 |
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