The Megane RS Facelift was unveiled by Renault back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) but the French company continues its tradition of limited edition Megane Renaultsports and unveiled today the Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy. For those who don’t know, Renault first unveiled its line of limited edition Megane Renaultsports models back in 2011 when it introduced the 265 Trophy and continued with the Red Bull Racing RB8.
Set to make UK debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new 2015 Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy has a big mission: to reclaim the title as the fastest front-wheel drive vehicle on the Nurburgring racetrack as it aims to lap the well-known track in under 8 seconds.
Currently, the title is held by Seat’s new Leon Cupra 280, which lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 58 seconds. The new Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 275 hp at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 360 Nm from 3,000 to 5,500 rpm. Despite these numbers, fuel consumption remains low at 7.5 l/100 km or 37.7 UK mpg.
According to the official press release, the new coupe from Renault also comes with a new titanium exhaust system developed by Akrapovic, which delivers a better ‘roar’ of the engine. In addition, Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy comes with optional adjustable Ohlins Road & Track dampers with steel springs.
Also as an option are the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres developed especially for this new limited edition front-wheel-drive car. Regarding the design, the Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy arrives with F1-styled silver blade, while the body sides feature Trophy decals.
At the bottom of the doors there are silver chequered flag graphics. Optional 19-inch black Speedline Turini wheels complete the exterior design. Inside, there are leather and Alcantara Recaro sport seats with red stitching.
Same red stitching is found on the rear bench seat, while the headrests feature Renaultsport badging. Other highlights include the red stitching for the steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and handbrake gaiter, as well as on the alloy gear knob.
Order books will open on June 3 in France where the tax-paid price will be €38,000.