The French engineers have managed to squeeze out another 10 horsepower from the 2.0 liter engine. That means a total of 275 horses, delivered at 5,500 rpm and a generous torque of 360 Nm, offered between 3000 and 5000 rpm. Even in these conditions the hot-hatch manages to consume just 7.5 liters / 100 kilometers and has emissions of 174 g / km.
Besides the additional power, the RS Megane 275 Trophy comes with a titanium exhaust provided as standard by Akrapovic. Also, Renault is working with Ohlins for a set of Road & Track bumpers offered in the list of options. These allow easy adjustment for street or racetrack settings.
Also on the list of options we have a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance tires, developed specifically for this machine, by the French tire manufacturer.
On an aesthetic level, the new Megane RS 275 Trophy adopts new motifs inspired from F1 models, and the Trophy inscription at the lateral side. The exhaust was made of carbon fiber by Akrapovic and the standard rims were replaced with 19-inch once baptized Speedline Turini and derived from the Megane used in motorsport competitions.
The Megane RS 275 Trophy’s interior comes with custom numbered thresholds, a sign of exclusivity, clamshell Recaro seats covered in leather and Alcantara, and sewn with red thread, an aluminum handle exchanger, and other elements bearing the Renault sport logo.
The new model will arrive in European showrooms this fall. The first list of commands will be opened in June. An official debut is scheduled for this summer’s edition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Although Renault has not announced anything official, the new Megane 275 Trophy, could be the model with which the French boasted they will break the record for a vehicle with front wheel drive on the Nurburgring circuit.
The Megane R.S. 275 Trophy will be sold in about 20 countries on five continents; here we have countries like Australia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Germany and South Africa. The price in France is expected to be 38,000 euro.
The story of the Renault sport hot hatch begins in 2008, when the French manufacturer achieved a lap at the Nürburgring circuit in 8:16.9. This record was shot down by Renault with the new Megane Trophy in 2011, with a time of 8:07.9 lap. But Seat, with its new Leon Cupra 280, took the number one position with a time of 7:58.4.