Thursday 03 April 2014
The Škoda 110 R was a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive car that was produced by Czechoslovakian manufacturer AZNP in Kvasiny, between 1970 and 1980. During those ten years, a total of 56,902 coupés were made.
The 110R Coupé succeeded the sporty Škoda 1000 MBX/1100 MBX. It used all the same mechanical components as the Škoda 100/110 saloons but with an uprated 62 bhp (46 kW) SAE, 52 bhp (39 kW) (DIN) version of Škoda’s 720-type OHV four-cylinder 1.1-litre (1,107cc) engine. With a four-speed manual gearbox, the 110 R could reach a top speed of 145kmh and accelerate to 100kmh in 18.5 seconds.
Its design closely mirrored that of the related 100 saloon, but with only two doors and a distinctive fastback rear. Most of the vehicles featured four headlights, but the earliest models had only two.
In motorsport, this basic configuration was punched out to make the rally-specific homologation 130 RS, and one-off 1.8-liter OHC 180 RS and 2.0-liter OHC 200 RS specials. The ultimate evolution came in 1975, Bořivoj Kořínek’s fuel-injected, 250hp 2000 MI “Grenade.”
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 1107 cc
- horsepower: 62 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 140 km/h