Creative FX-wrapped Skoda breaks 200mph barrier
The 500BHP Skoda Octavia vRS became one of the few cars to break the 200mph barrier, and the first Skoda ever, on Monday 15th August at Bonneville Speed Week in Utah, America.
The record-breaking car was sporting a special ‘10’ silver and green livery as it entered the history books. Produced and installed by vehicle wrapping specialist, Creative FX, the livery marks the tenth anniversary of the vRS range and 110 years of Skoda’s participation in motorsport.
Robert Hazlewood, Director for Skoda UK, says: “Months of rigorous planning, testing and preparation have all been worthwhile. The entire team has done a fantastic job. Our thanks go out to Richard on an incredible drive.”
The Octavia vRS used is a factory-built model, which has been specially modified for this race. As well as lowering the ride height and increasing break horsepower from 200 to 500BHP; the car had to include a reinforced roll cage, parachute, fire extinguishers and window cage, to meet Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) regulations.
Bonneville Speed Week, which is held near Salt Lake City every August, consists of six days of racing on salt flats. Its spectacular scenery and racing conditions make it one of the most popular speed events in the world.
During the three remaining days of speed week, the team will now focus on beating the 2.0 litre production car record of 216mph.
Creative FX is a Bromley-based company specialising in vehicle livery and automotive services, as well as signage and display projects.
We specialise in the design, production and installation of vehicle wraps for both the commercial and retail sectors. Any design can be used from simple text and logo to a fully photographic vehicle wrap. We also provide stoneguard and window tinting services.
As well as wrapping individual vehicles, the Creative FX team has also carried out projects for major car manufacturers, and has completed numerous special commission projects for events and charities, such as: Arsenal FC (Teenage Cancer Trust); Audi (the featured sculpture at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed); Nissan (163 Union Jack-wrapped Micras, for the Government vehicle scrappage scheme): and an Electric G-Wiz, sold by Gordon Ramsay at a charity auction for nearly £50,000.
Creative FX is an authorised supplier of vehicle badging for a number of leading car manufacturers including Audi, Toyota GB and Renault UK.
Sean Davis (Director)
145 Masons Hill
+44 (0) 20 8313 1146
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