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Available in standard form with power of upto 201bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the Octavia. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 221.1bhp to 341.7bhp which seems almost too good to be true but is possible if you have deep pockets.
To go over the 100bhp per 1000cc limit you would need to be running a pretty serious forced induction setup. If you head for a maximum power figure you need to expect a lot of unreliability. See this link for more details on Engine Tuning
Skoda mods should include an engine swap to provide a better base to work from. The ‘201bhp Octavia Hatchbacks’ is a real gem in terms of power. The more powerful Octavias respond exceptionally well to tuning mods. The most frequent modification we see on the Octavia include sports exhausts, air intakes or induction kits and a fuel pressure boost valve.
The modification that gives the biggest power gain on your car would be a fast road cam. Internal engine modifications that should be high up on your list would be polishing and porting the head.
The Octavias come in various power levels right up to 201bhp as per the Octavia Hatchback If you apply a few tuning mods to this model of Octavia you will see power gains from anywhere between 221.1bhp to 341.7bhp. But this sort of power requires some pretty heavy investment and a hell of a lot of engine work. .
Forced induction Octavias respond exceptionally well to tuning mods especially remaps, also add an intercooler to your mod list. The most powerful Octavia has a healthy 201 bhp. In a competition setting you may well, with some forced induction, reboring and other major work see power figures between 261.3 bhp to 381.9bhp with mods we have outlined above.) Suspension upgrades are next on every Octavia owners priority list. You shouldn’t really lower a car by more than 30-35mm.
We will have more detailed Octavia modification guides in the near future. Please check the site regularly for updates.
Here are some motoring links who provide some excellent resources on all aspects of car tuning and modifications:
Car Tuning Tips Forum for general car tuning Q&A with make specific categories.
Car Tuning Guide Good common sense online car tuning guide.