A Volkswagen brand just wouldn't be a Volkswagen brand without its own performance label (or two). VW itself has the GTI and R badges, Audi has S and RS, Seat has FR and Cupra, and so on. In fact, aside from Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini, Skoda seems like the only one with only a single-tier performance designation. It's called the vRS, and it is currently used on the Octavia to create what could be the ultimate sleeper: a mild-mannered Czech family sedan packing a bit of a punch. And with the new Octavia already prepared to hit the market, overseas buyers can expect to see a new sport version soon. But in the meantime, Skoda's giving the existing Octavia vRS, much beloved by its own cadre of enthusiasts, one last hurrah.
Called, predictably enough, the Octavia vRS Limited Edition, it comes in either 200 horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI or 170 hp 2.0-liter TDI diesel specs, in your choice of hatchback or wagon body-styles. Upgrades on the existing vRS include an Anthracite paintjob, 18-inch alloys, special leather interior, a three-spoke steering wheel, touch-screen infotainment unit and the requisite special badging, all for a £750 (around $1040 USD) premium over the standard vRS. Only 500 examples will be offered to UK customers before the new Octavia gets its turn. Press release after the jump and a trifecta of images in the gallery below.