The seventh Skoda Student Concept Car, designed by 31 trainees attending the renowned Skoda vocational school, has been revealed.
The open-top Skoda Slavia – built atop the Skoda Scala – pays homage to this year’s Skoda Auto anniversary by commemorating the name of the first bicycles produced by Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement after they founded the company in 1895.
COMPREHENSIVE BODY MODIFICATIONS
A Skoda Scala had its roof removed and the rear doors have been welded in place in order to convert the hatchback into an open-top roadster. The underbody of the Slavia has also received additional reinforcing.
Twin “speedster humps” behind the seats, which blend into an equally new boot lid that features an integrated rear spoiler, help redirect airflow over the vehicle.
The Skoda Slavia also features 20-inch alloy wheels from the Skoda Kodiaq vRS, and borrows the brake system and wheel hubs from the Octavia vRS. Beneath the body is a modified exhaust system.
SPORTY INTERIOR WITH WHITE HIGHLIGHTS
The sporty highlights inside the Skoda Slavia include four-point seat belts and special SPARCO racing seats, whose cushions and backrests have a black perforated leather finish.
The seats’ side bolsters also feature black carbon leather with white contrast stitching.
This black-on-white combination also continues on the steering wheel rim, and the shift lever knob.
Lastly, the the black leather parcel shelf has two embroidered lions that house two sunken bass speakers with an output of 2250W. The Slavia’s boot also accommodates two Skoda electric scooters.
Powering the Skoda Slavia is the Scala’s turbocharged 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine. This gives the Skoda Slavia a power output of 148hp, which is transferred to the road via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Other carry-overs from the Scala include the front and rear axle, steering, as well as the assistance systems.
The building of student car projects has been a tradition at the Skoda vocational school in Mlada Boleslav since 2013.
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