Record at the Nürburgring for the Mégane R.S. Trophy-R, the best-performing model ever marketed by Renault
Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R set a new officially record and reference time for the compact car segment of production cars on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. The car is a a new version of a saga begun 15 years ago with Mégane R.S, and has set like its iconic forerunners a new record on the Nordschleife in front-wheel-drive production car category.
It covered the 20.600 km in 07’40’’100, and the official whole lap length of the Nordschleife 20.832 km in 07’45’’389. Compared to the Mégane R.S. Trophy, the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R, equipped with the same 300 hp engine, owes its increased speed to the weight reduction (up to 130 kg), the work on aerodynamics and the more radical development of its chassis for road holding.
Mégane R.S. Trophy-R will be marketed before the end of the year in a limited series of a few hundred specimens worldwide.
With drivers from the Renault F1 Team Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hülkenberg behind the wheel, on 24 May in Monaco, on the fringes of the Formula One Grand Prix, the Mégane R.S. Trophy-R will make its first physical appearance.