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.
Renault revealed that the Mégane range will take on the brand’s newest identity, a quality that is present in all new models from Renault. Thus this means all models will come with new grilles and a new bumper. There is also a new boot which has the Renault logo made larger and placed against a glossy black background. This is not limited to the coupé versions but also include the hatchback and estate models.
All Megane models will also have the body sides wrapped with the new daytime running lights. With this, the models are able to have that added boost of vitality. In addition, the whole Mégane affirms its own personality by having similar front ends for the coupé, estate, and hatchback. However the brand made sure that each model will keep its own unique identity.
The hatchback in particular reveals new side mouldings that have been finished in lacquer black and gloss chrome. For the estate, it has been fitted with the roof bars having a chrome look and the side window surrounds in chrome. The Coupé version asserts its appeal by keeping the dynamic style lines. Whereas the Estate retains all of the practicality wrapped in a stylish and flowing skin, the Hatch emphasizes a more contemporary style and elegance.
Being partnered with Bose since 2008, the new Mégane delivers new content for the brand’s new Bose model, which is in fact a new trim level in its very own right. This version is fitted with the Akhrio 17-inch wheels, new upholstery, and the lacquer black bumper trim.