Photographer's Note

The Speed Week Festival at the Bonneville Salt Flats happens each August. Often, world records are set. I captured this image as the koda Octavia waits for the green flag to set the record of the day.

With a beefed-up turbocharger and intercooler, enhanced aerodynamics and the requisite safety modifications, the 600-horsepower Octavia vRS Bonneville Special set the record in the 2.0-liter forced-induction production car category with a certified 227.070 mph run. Actually, the koda hit a top speed of 228.647 mph through the traps on the return run, but as per regulations, that was averaged out with the 225.513 mph it hit on the five-mile run out across the salt flats.

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