Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy revealed
Renault is continuing its trend of releasing limited-edition models and, yet again, the Megane RS is the subject. Enter the Megane RS 275 Trophy.
The process of limited edition model Meganes began in 2011 with the Trophy, and continued with the Red Bull Racing RB7 (2012) and Red Bull Racing RB8 (2013) versions.
The Megane Cup chassis with limited-slip differential sits underneath the Megane RS 275 Trophy. The two-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been tweaked slightly to produce 10 more horses, or 275hp (200kW) (at 5500rpm) and 360Nm (from 3000-5000rpm) of torque. Fuel consumption has been kept to 7.5L/100km (combined).
Renault Sport and performance exhaust maker, Akrapovič, have celebrated their association by fitting a titanium exhaust system. This is not only lighter and better breathing, it also gives the Megane RS Trophy, or so the press material says, a “more raucous bark”. Like “the new signature engine note”, the carbon exhaust tail pipe, too, is the work of Akrapovič.
The Megane RS 275 Trophy also sees world-renowned damper manufacturer, Öhlins contribute, with the cost-option of having the car specced with adjustable Öhlins Road & Track dampers with steel springs. This allows drivers to adjust their damper settings easily and without a team of mechanics on hand. Also available as an extra-cost option for Megane RS 275 Trophy are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (specifically designed for this car) for those who plan to track-day their car.
The new livery includes Trophy branding on the Platine Grey F1-type front blade, while the personalised body sides feature Trophy decals. Platine Grey has also been selected for the chequered flag graphic at the bottom of the doors. Meanwhile, numbered door sill guards are further evidence of the limited-edition car’s exclusivity. Optional 19-inch black Speedline Turini wheels derived from those used by competition versions of Megane can also be ordered.
Inside, Mégane RS 275 Trophy comes with leather and Alcantara Recaro bucket seats with visible red stitching. Red stitching has been carried over to the rear bench seat, while the head rests feature Renault Sport badging.
The Megane RS 275 Trophy will go on-sale in 20 countries around the world from June. There’s no word yet on local pricing.