Extreme is a buzz word at the moment, Vauxhall stuck it on an Astra VXR to sell a crazy powered special edition just a few weeks ago, now Skoda have misplaced the E and revealed this – the Yeti Xtreme.
Announced to coincide with VAG’s famous GTi event at Wothersee, Skoda call the Xtreme a “solid and sporty concept rally car”.
Underneath the carbon and day-glow exterior the Xtreme is a beefed up Yeti with a 1.8 litre TSI petrol engine under the bonnet.
Despite it’s racy name and styling that 1.8 produces a modest 150 bhp and a more impressive 184 lb ft of torque.
That means it can hit 62 mph in 9 seconds and head off to a top speed of 119 mph.
Outside is where the Xtreme gets its name, that matte black paintjob covers big flared wheel arches and beefed up front and rear bumpers.
At the back two hexagonal exhausts are integrated into the silver bumper. Skoda say the silences have been taken off…
Above and below the Xtreme gains an almost blindingly bright yellow/green roof and 17-inch five-spoke alloys.
Inside the standard five seats are gone, replaced with four Recaro buckets (it’s a rally car remember), with the driver controlling paddle shifters on the “super sport” (no idea) wheel.
Just in case you do ever take your Yeti rallying (don’t) the car comes complete with belt cutter, sand shovel, thermos flask, “recovery tracks and a fire extinguisher and an all important iPad holder for your pace notes.
Want one? Tough, don’t expect to see this on the roads any time soon.