In 2002 Skoda unveiled the Tudor concept, named for the two-door Tudor of the 1940s and built on the same architecture underpinning the 2001 Superb sedan.
Showcasing Skoda's capabilities with Volkswagen at its back, the Tudor concept was a lowered FWD coupe with a 142kW six-cylinder petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual.
Skoda has yet to reveal any plans beyond the floating of the concept, but with its Volkswagen parent brand offering just one coupe in its line-up, there is perhaps a chance a sporty two-door option is up for consideration.
While an RS-badged Octavia Coupe would likely draw new interest in the brand, buyers of the upcoming Octavia RS are unlikely to be disappointed.
Details for the hot sedan are still to be confirmed, but power is expected to come from the same 162kW turbo engine that drives Volkswagen's new 2013 Golf GTI hatch.
Combined with the sharper styling of the new RS model - revealed this week in new leaked images - the more potent engine should make for a welcome boost over the 147kW and 125kW petrol and diesel engines of the current model.
The regular Octavia range, also revealed this month, will debut in 2013 with petrol and diesel engines ranging in output from 81 to 131kW.
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