• NEW CITIGO
      • NEW CITIGO
        NEW CITIGO
        A fresh, young look and new features at a glance
        • New bonnet, radiator grille, bumpers and fog lights
        • The specially designed 15-inch alloy wheels
        • New multifunction leather steering wheel
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO 3-door
        NEW CITIGO 3-door
        A simply clever and agile small car
        • Dynamically-styled three-door body
        • Easy-to-enter roomy interior
        • Frugal 44 kW or 55 kW petrol engine for town driving
        • boot space251l /951l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO G-TEC
        NEW CITIGO G-TEC
        A simply clever small car, friendly to both nature and your wallet
        • Environmentally friendly - less noise, lower emissions
        • Cheap fuel - money saving
        • Safe operation - safe driving
        • boot space213l /921l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO MONTE CARLO
        NEW CITIGO MONTE CARLO
        A fresh city car big on appeal
        • Specific features in a black design and SunSet
        • Sports interior and black leather details with red stitching
        • Sports chassis and 15" Crux alloy wheels in a black design
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO FUN
        NEW CITIGO FUN
        A fun city car teeming with features
        • Fresh interior concept
        • Exterior decorative foils
        • Frugal 44 kW or 55 kW petrol engine for town driving
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • FABIA
      • FABIA
        FABIA
        A young, crisp, urban small car
        • Expressive, modern and dynamic
        • ​New, fresh interior concept
        • Added width and flatter body, harmonious proportions
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA MONTE CARLO
        FABIA MONTE CARLO
        Enough style and comfort
        • ​Black elements, panoramic sunroof and alloy wheels
        • Sports seats in a black/red combination and 3-spoke leather steering wheel
        • Unbeatable luggage compartment in its class
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA DRIVE
        FABIA DRIVE
        Further proof of innovative thinking
        • ​Attractive interior
        • ​16” alloy wheels Italia in anthracite design
        • Numerous Simply clever features
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA BLACK EDITION
        FABIA BLACK EDITION
        Dressed in Magic Black paint imparts the car classy appearance
        • The dark paint is a principal theme for outside and inside
        • SmartLink+ enhances a connectivity at the advanced level
        • New powerful engine 1.0 TSI/81 kW with manual or DSG transmission
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA COMBI
        FABIA COMBI
        We start where others end
        • Unbeatable luggage compartment in its class
        • New assistants and innovative comfort and infotainment systems
        • Powerful and efficient engines
        • boot space530l /1395l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE
        FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE
        A small car with a big appeal
        • Functional design features
        • Innovative technologies
        • 16" Rock or 17" Clubber alloy wheels
        • boot space530l /1395l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • NEW RAPID
      • NEW RAPID
        NEW RAPID
        A compact hatchback with modern technology and room for the whole family
        • Hi-tech equipment like bi-xenon headlamps or Auto Light Assist
        • Connectivity at the advanced level – SmartLink+, Media Command and 2 USB ports rear
        • New powerful and economical engines 1.0 TSI with 70 kW and 81 kW
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID MONTE CARLO
        NEW RAPID MONTE CARLO
        A roomy hatchback with a new dynamic look
        • Black-designed elements including the grille and rear spoiler
        • 16" Italia alloy wheels in a black design with a glossy peripheral line
        • Sports seats in a black/red combination and 3-spoke sporty steering wheel in perforated leather
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID DRIVE
        NEW RAPID DRIVE
        Further proof of innovative thinking
        • New face and optional features
        • Black interior with Silver brushed decorative trim
        • 16” alloy wheels Italia in anthracite design
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID SPACEBACK
        NEW RAPID SPACEBACK
        A stylish compact hatchback with modern technology
        • Hi-tech equipment like bi-xenon headlamps or Auto Light Assist
        • Connectivity at the advanced level – SmartLink+, Media Command and 2 USB ports rear ​​
        • New powerful and economical engines 1.0 TSI with 70 kW and 81 kW
        • boot space415l /1381l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID SPACEBACK SCOUTLINE
        NEW RAPID SPACEBACK SCOUTLINE
        A cosy experience under a rugged exterior
        • ​Elements that are both attractive and protective
        • ​Extended possibilities thanks to ŠKODA Genuine Accessories
        • ​Freshly designed 17”
        • boot space415l /1381l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID SPACEBACK MONTE CARLO
        NEW RAPID SPACEBACK MONTE CARLO
        Exciting stylish urban dweller with compact body
        • Black designed elements, panoramic roof and tailgate with extended glazing
        • 16" alloy wheels in a glossy black design
        • Sports seats in a black/red combination, 3-spoke sport steering wheel
        • boot space415l /1381l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • NEW OCTAVIA
      • NEW OCTAVIA
        NEW OCTAVIA
        ‘Heart of the brand’ in new top form
        • ​​New design elements in the front and rear, full-LED headlights
        • ​​ŠKODA Connect mobile online services
        • ​State-of-the-art driver assistance systems
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA RS
        NEW OCTAVIA RS
        More power, safety and connectivity
        • 2.0 TSI petrol now with 169 kW (230 hp), 2.0 TDI diesel also with all-wheel drive
        • New front end, full-LED headlights, RS-specific details
        • Top technologies for infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA RS 245
        NEW OCTAVIA RS 245
        High-performance sportster
        • 2.0 TSI 180 kW (245 PS) engine, 7-speed DSG transmission
        • Top speed of 250 km/h, from 0 to 100 km in 6.6 seconds
        • VAQ limited-slip differential
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA DRIVE
        NEW OCTAVIA DRIVE
        Further proof of innovative thinking
        • ​Black seats upholstery Drive and Light Brushed décor
        • 17” alloy wheels Hawk in anthracite design
        • Numerous Simply Clever features
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA G-TEC
        NEW OCTAVIA G-TEC
        A natural class of its own
        • Environmentally friendly - less noise, lower emissions
        • ​Cheap fuel - money saving
        • Safe operation - safe driving
        • boot space460l /1450l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA COMBI
        NEW OCTAVIA COMBI
        A space bestseller in new top form
        • ​New design elements in the front and rear, full-LED headlights
        • ​ŠKODA Connect mobile online services
        • ​State-of-the-art driver assistance systems
        • boot space610l /1740l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA SCOUT
        NEW OCTAVIA SCOUT
        The robust all-rounder
        • Off-road look: Silver-coloured underbody protection, Rough-Road package and increased ground clearance
        • ​Three engines from 110 kW (150 PS) to 135 kW (184 PS); 2.0 TDI (110 kW), all-wheel drive and DSG transmission
        • ​Wide range of driver assistance systems, good climbing capability and high towing capacity
        • boot space610l /1740l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA COMBI G-TEC
        NEW OCTAVIA COMBI G-TEC
        A natural class of its own
        • ​Environmentally friendly - less noise, lower emissions
        • ​Cheap fuel - money saving
        • Safe operation - safe driving
        • boot space480l /1610l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • KAROQ
      • KAROQ
        KAROQ
        The new compact SUV with character
        • ​​​​Full LED headlights and a digital instrument panel
        • Off-road mode, state-of-the-art technology, ŠKODA Connect
        • ​Spacious and variable interior thanks to VarioFlex rear seats
        • boot space521l /1630l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • KODIAQ
      • KODIAQ
        KODIAQ
        As strong as a bear
        • The design of ŠKODA’s new large SUV conveys strength and protection
        • Size, strength, family spirit
        • ​Discover new grounds
        • boot space720l /2065l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • KODIAQ SPORTLINE
        KODIAQ SPORTLINE
        Stylish SUVs for fans of sportily-designed cars
        • Black exterior and interior accessories give the car a dynamic look.

        • 19” alloy anthracite wheels as standard, 20” alloy wheels optional
        • Driving Mode Select with Sport mode as standard
        • boot space720l /2065l
        • up to4.9l/100km
        • from129g/km
      • KODIAQ SCOUT
        KODIAQ SCOUT
        Robust appearance emphasises off-road capabilities
        • Silver-coloured design details and underbody protection
        • The 19-inch alloy wheels specially created for SCOUT
        • All-wheel drive and Off-road mode as standard
        • boot space720l /2065l
        • up to5.3l/100km
        • from139g/km
  • SUPERB
      • SUPERB
        SUPERB
        The new flagship with revolutionary design, top comfort and innovative connectivity
        • ​Space giant with the largest interior and boot of its class
        • More powerful drive with the 206 kW top-of-the range engine
        • Many innovative safety and comfort assist systems
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB GREENLINE
        SUPERB GREENLINE
        Environmentally tuned flagship
        • Aerodynamically fine-tuned exterior
        • 1.6 TDI/88 kW engine fitted with the Start-Stop system and brake energy recovery
        • SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system using AdBlue
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB SPORTLINE
        SUPERB SPORTLINE
        Experience the best
        • Dressed to thrill: SportLine-specific black design features and exclusive Vega 19” alloy wheels
        • Black cockpit with LED ambient lighting and décor in a carbon design
        • Sporty chassis lowered by 15 mm, with Performance Monitor to enjoy the car’s sportiness
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB COMBI
        SUPERB COMBI
        A crystal captivating and most spacious estate with state-of-the-art technology
        • A luggage compartment with a basic volume of 660 litres
        • Many innovative safety and comfort assist systems
        • Maximum comfort with the Dynamic Chassis Control
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB COMBI GREENLINE
        SUPERB COMBI GREENLINE
        Environmentally tuned flagship
        • ​Aerodynamically fine-tuned exterior
        • ​1.6 TDI/88 kW engine fitted with the Start-Stop system and brake energy recovery
        • SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system using AdBlue
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB COMBI SPORTLINE
        SUPERB COMBI SPORTLINE
        Experience the best
        • ​Dressed to thrill: SportLine-specific black design features and exclusive Vega 19” alloy wheels
        • ​Black cockpit with LED ambient lighting and décor in a carbon design
        • Sporty chassis lowered by 15 mm, with Performance Monitor to enjoy the car’s sportiness
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km

Charismatic car: 60 years of ŠKODA 1100 OHC

11/30/2017
​ŠKODA 1100 OHC is a major milestone in ŠKODA’s 116-year involvement in motorsport. One of only two surviving examples is one of the exhibition highlights at the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav.
​ŠKODA built the first example of the sports prototype ŠKODA 1100 OHC 60 years ago. The open-top two-seat racing car with the internal type designation 968 demonstrated a number of ground-breaking technical innovations. ŠKODA initially produced two open-top vehicles intended for long-distance races. In 1959, two coupés were built on this basis. One of the red open-top racers is among the highlights of the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav.

"The ŠKODA 1100 OHC is a prime example of Czech engineering and construction," says Andrea Frydlová, Director of the ŠKODA Museum. “The car is one of the milestones in ŠKODA's 116-year involvement in motorsport."

ŠKODA began developing the two-seater in the spring of 1956. The ŠKODA 1100 OHC is powered by a longitudinally front-mounted inline four-cylinder with two camshafts in the cylinder head. With a displacement of 1089 cc, it has an output of 92 hp at 7700 rpm; the maximum engine speed is 8500/min. An output of 85 hp was spectacular at the time. As fuel, ŠKODA used high-octane aviation fuel.

With a wheelbase of 2,200 millimetres, a total length of 3,880 millimetres, a width of 1,430 millimetres and standing only 964 millimetres tall, the racing car is exceptionally flat and stretched. Thanks to its very lightweight body made of glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP), the open-top ŠKODA 1100 OHC weighs just 550 kilograms. This extremely lightweight design contributes significantly to its tremendous acceleration and top speed of 190 to 200 km/h, depending on the axle ratio. Just as important is the low air resistance of the body. In the early stages of development, the racing car still had retractable folding headlights, but these soon had to give way to a more practical solution: fixed headlights with aerodynamic covers made of Plexiglas.

Unlike the predecessor models ŠKODA SPORT and SUPERSPORT, which were based on the robust chassis of the production model ŠKODA 1101, the 1100 OHC is a prototype. The structural basis is a latticed tube frame welded from thin-walled tubes. The car owes its excellent handling characteristics to its near-perfect weight distribution: with a 75-kilogram driver, the ratio is 49.7 to 50.3 percent in favour of the driven rear axle. The clutch, the five-speed gearbox and the transfer case are located at the back and form a single assembly unit. At the front, the wheels were mounted on a trapezoidal wishbone axle; at the rear, on a pendulum axle with trailing arms. The torsion bar suspension of the 15-inch spoked wheels were state-of-the-art technology in the late 1950s.

The sports car’s first appearance resulted in its first win. The experienced factory driver Miroslav Fousek won a race on the municipal circuit in Mladá Boleslav at the wheel of the ŠKODA 1100 OHC at the end of June 1958. In addition to victories at local sporting events, other drivers achieved success in other countries. Due to the difficult political situation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the racing cars from Mladá Boleslav were limited to competing in socialist countries.

In addition to the two open-top vehicles with GRP body built at the end of 1957, ŠKODA also produced two 1100 OHC Coupés in 1959 with a closed aluminium body. Even with this version, the engineers were able to achieve a very low total weight of only 618 kilograms while maintaining the outstanding performance of the open-top version.

Both of the coupés were badly damaged in accidents on public roads. Restorers at the ŠKODA Museum are currently working intensively on renovating a ŠKODA 1100 OHC Coupé based on the preserved chassis and the drivetrain of one of the vehicles.

One of the ŠKODA 1100 OHC is owned by the British importer ŠKODA UK, which mainly uses it at events in the United Kingdom. The other racing car usually stands in the ŠKODA Museum at the brand’s headquarters in the Bohemian town of Mladá Boleslav – unless it is participating in national and international vintage car events.

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