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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...

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

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 - News

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.

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.