The first all-electric Skoda to wear the ‘vRS’ badge will cost from £51,885 when order books open next Thursday (February 17).
Touted as “an exciting new chapter in the vRS story”, the first examples of the all-wheel-drive Enyaq Coupé iV vRS are expected to reach dealers in July.
In terms of performance, the latest Skoda runs two electric motors, with one resting over the front axle and one on the rear for a combined power output of 295bhp and torque of 338lb ft.
That is good enough to take the Enyaq Coupé iV vRS from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 11mph – 12mph quicker than the regular version of the car.
To deliver a more driver-focused experience, the new car is equipped with a sports suspension that is 15mm lower at the front and 10mm at the rear. This is coupled to ‘Dynamic steering’.
A single battery pack is fitted to the coupé-SUV, with the Volkswagen Group-developed pack rated at 77kWh. Range is quoted at 309-miles.
Skoda claims this can be charged at rates of up to 135kW meaning 36 minutes is needed to take it from zero to 80%. Relying on a home wallbox charger requires around 13 hours.
Design-wise, there are sculpted sports bumpers front and rear, while the grille surround, window trim and rear diffuser are all made from gloss black plastic.
Black is repeated on the vRS badges, the tailgate’s lettering and air curtains on the front apron. A design feature shared will all other Skoda vRS models is full-length red reflector for the back bumper.
Riding on 20-inch black ‘Taurus’ wheels as standard or optional 21-inch ‘Vision’ wheels that get an anthracite finish, full LED matrix headlights, an illuminated ‘Crystal Face’ grille and a full-length panoramic glass roof are also included in the price.
The interior’s ‘Design Selection’ theme is exclusive to the vRS, says Skoda, and is made up of black heated leather sports seats that are lifted by grey piping and contrast stitching. Owners also benefit from a tri-zone climate control system.
The dashboard is upholstered in a faux leather material to match the seats and is edged with contrast stitching. Carbon-effect inserts on the dashboard and door trim and aluminium pedals, plus LED ambient lighting and an electrically operated boot with virtual pedal, are also standard.