The new Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV is the first electric model from the Czech firm to gain a hot vRS performance version.
Similar to the closely related Volkswagen ID 5 GTX, the Enyaq Coupé vRS uses two electric motors – one on each axle – to offer 295bhp and 338lb ft for 0-62mph in 6.5sec and a top speed of 111mph – compared with 99mph for the standard versions.
It is equipped exclusively with a 77kWh battery, the largest unit offered with the VW Group’s MEB architecture. Skoda has not yet confirmed its maximum range, but the identically powered and similarly shaped Volkswagen ID 5 GTX manages 296 miles per charge.
The vRS model features a sportier suspension set-up – also offered on Sportline trim models – that is 15mm lower at the front and 10mm at the rear.
It sits on 20in wheels (21in versions are optional) and sports a gloss black vRS grille surround and rear diffuser as well as vRS badging. As standard, the vRS also features Skoda’s ‘Crystal Face’ grille, which lights up using 131 LEDs, and a full-width red reflector strip at the rear, in keeping with existing vRS models.
As shown here, the Enyaq Coupé vRS can also be optionally painted in a new shade of Hyper Green.
Inside, the vRS model can be specified with a bespoke Design Selection package, which brings black perforated leather seats with grey piping and contrasting stitching, a leather-style dashboard, carbonfibre-effect trim elements and vRS-badged sports seats.
Otherwise, it follows the standard Coupé and full-sized SUV in receiving a 5.3in digital display and 13in central touchscreen. All Coupé models get a two-spoke, heated, multi-function steering wheel and are equipped with paddles for adjusting the level of energy recuperation under deceleration. Also standard for the vRS is a tri-zone climate control system.