The Skoda Laura has been a delight for car tuners owing to its huge mod potential. Here's an example that's almost as popular as the ballistic Skoda Octavia RS 245
We have been talking too much about some normal superheroes on the Indian roads such as the Mercedes E63 AMG and BMW M5. Today, we are going to talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a car in its regular appearance which hides a really powerful motor with impressive performance under its hood.This modified Skoda Laura is owned by ine Tejas and taken by him to work on weekdays and to tracks on weekends.
Most of the modification job is done to the engine of the car with the design kept almost intact. The overall paint scheme has been kept unchanged, still as bright as it used to be. Even the wheels and the dimensions have remained intact, too. This Skoda Laura receives its power from a 1.8-litre TSI gasoline burner which is known for its tuner-friendly nature. Along with some extra modifications, the motor is able to generate over 400 HP. Nevertheless, this would compromise with the vehicle’s usability, turning it into a track car rather than a road car. Tejas has also hit the sweet spot with his tuning system, which helps this customized Skoda Laura offer the best in both aspects.
Going into the details of the modification job, the modified Skoda Laura now comes with 2 tune from APR, which increases the power and torque figures to a large extent. The original spark coil has given way to the one borrowed from the Audi R8, due to the former’s failure to deal with the tuned motor system. A blow-off valve and an enhanced free-flow type air filter can help reduce the stress on the turbocharger. A straight downpipe which eliminates the flow restricting catalytic converter can help the car breathe better. To ensure that the car will not emit loud noise, the customized downpipe is connected back to the original exhaust system. All of the above contribute to a Skoda Laura which has an original appearance but can deliver 240 HP against 300 Nm in the front wheels.