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Skoda Yeti Xtreme revealed

Hot on the heels of its apprentice-built Skoda CitiJet, Skoda has revealed another concept to be shown at the GTI event at Wörthersee, the Skoda Yeti Xtreme – a concept rally car based on the comapct SUV.

AROUND 200,000 PEOPLE are expected to attend the 33rd running of Wörthersee in Reifnitz, Austria (28-31 May), and it’s the fifth time Skoda will be taking part – it’ll also be showing the apprentice-built CitiJet.

Starting out with a Skoda Yeti, Skoda’s designers converted the vehicle into a rally-cross vehicle combines the power of an all-wheel drive SUV (with a height adjustable chassis) with design elements and equipment features of a rally car, or so Skoda says.

The Skoda Yeti Xtreme is a one-off concept for the GTI event at Worthersee

The car is powered by a 1.8 four-cylinder TSI engine (producing 112kW) which is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG). The maximum torque of 250Nm is available from 1500 and 4200 rpm. The Yeti Xtreme accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9.0 seconds; its top speed is 192 km/h. The Yeti Xtreme features special Octavia RS brakes.

The matte-grey Yeti sits on 17-inch alloy wheels and off-road-oriented tyres. It features tinted side windows, while roof and wheel rim inserts are set off in bright yellow-green. At the front, there’s a new bumper with a larger air intake, LED headlights round out the front-end. And, if the going gets rough, the height of the chassis can be adjusted. The boot includes a full-size spare wheel and ‘recovery tracks’, special traction mats that can be pushed under the wheels, should the car get stuck in sand.

The Skoda Yeti Extreme is a one-off concept for the GTI event at Worthersee

The interior offers four individual Recaro sports seats with integrated four-point safety belts. Other features include the ‘Super Sport’ steering wheel with integrated gearshift paddles. The interior door linings have been made from carbon fibre, while a shovel (to aid in recovery situations) and a thermos flask have been integrated into holders fitted in the panelling; the floor panel is made from aluminium. The centre console has been completely re-defined. This is where standard rally car accessories live, such as a belt cutter and a fire extinguisher. An iPad cradle is integrated into the dashboard, and there’s a first aid kit into the glove box.

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Isaac Bober

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