Miloš Zeman, the Czech Republic’s new president since March 2013, is the first to drive (or more likely, be driven in) the recently refreshed Skoda Superb. The Czech carmaker has offered the president a brand new Superb, which is the most luxurious and powerful car produced in the Czech Republic.
Painted in the Black Magic pearl effect hue, the top-of-the-range limousine has the Laurin & Klement trim, which means it is the best-equipped Superb model. It has a brown leather upholstery, piano black trim, heated and ventilated front seats, among other amenities.
The presidential Skoda Superb is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 FSI gasoline engine developing 260 PS (256 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed DSG double-clutch transmission, with power being transmitted to all four wheels.
Since it’s a presidential car, we assume it is armored, hence the need for the most powerful engine. The standard, unarmored, Superb 3.6 FSI V6 is adequately fast, as it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
By Dan Mihalascu