Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R is the new FWD King of Nurburgring [w/video]

Article by Christian A., on June 16, 2014

It was back in March 2014 when Seat announced that its new Leon Cupra 280 is the king of the Nurburgring for the front-wheel drive vehicles as the hot hatch lapped the well-known German racetrack in 7 minutes and 58 seconds. Today, Nurbugring has a new king as Renault introduced the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R. This new limited-edition model lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 54 seconds.

Based on the Megane RS 275 Trophy, the new limited-edition model comes as standard with the Cup chassis (complete with limited-spli differential), a 2.0-liter petrol RS engine that delivers 275 hp, Ohlins Road&Track one-way adjustable dampers with composite springs, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires as well as a new titanium Akrapovic exhaust system.

Inside, the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R has no rear seats, while the driver and the passenger sit on Recaro Pole Position polycarbonate monocoue seats fitted with a three-point seat belt. Still, if you want to feel safer, a six-point harness with aviation-style buckle is available as an accessory, while the retention beam and safety nets comes as standard.

The Megane RS Trophy-R comes with a new lithium-ion battery that trims the overall weight by 16 kg, while the new 350/28-diameter steel and aluminum discs bring the weight down by a further 3 kg. Thanks to the use of ultra-sporty features the new Megane RS Trophy-R is 100 kg lighter than the standard model.

Regarding the design, the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R features a new two-tone colour scheme, an Etoile Black roof mated with a Pearlescent White finish, a Trophy-R branded F1-type front blade, the well-known chequered flag graphic at the bottom of the front doors as well as graphics on the side of the car in Vif Red.

The design is completed by the 19-inch black or red Speedline wheel rims. The interior features Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and handbrake, a leather gear knob and rear seatbelts. Renault will build only 250 units of this limited edition Megane RS Trophy-R, so if you want one you'd better hurry up!

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