Skoda Rapid Sport concept for GTI Meeting
Skoda will be unveiling a sporty concept version of its Rapid at the massive VW tuning event known GTI Meeting at Wörthersee in Austria.
Every year since 1981, up to 200,000 tuning fans have gathered in the Austrian town of Reifnitz for the Volkswagen event. This year, the Skoda Rapid Sport will be shown there as a study of the Skoda Rapid saloon.
Skoda Chairman Prof. Winfried Vahland said, “With the Skoda Rapid Sport, we will put a decidedly dynamic and emotive version of our new compact sedan Rapid on display for the first time.”
A teaser image of the car shows it sitting on 19” alloy wheels, with spoilers and a powerful air intake in the skirt. Generously dimensioned bumpers and massive rocker panels underscore the appearance of the vehicle.
Other sporty accents are the rear with a voluminous bumper and two integrated tailpipes. The rear lights in the ‘C’-shaped design typical for the brand show a contrasting color. A carbon frame completes the bottom section. The sporty layout continues in the interior of the car, for example with a sport-type steering wheel, Recaro seats and illuminated door sills.
Since the autumn of 2012, the Rapid has been sold in the European markets as Skoda’s seventh model line. Since its market launch, the Rapid has won numerous awards. The vehicle received the best possible rating of five stars in the Euro-NCAP crash test.