Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R: exclusively performance
New Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R is the most high performance production car Renault has ever put on the market. It is rooted in Renault’s immense history in motorsport, and perpetuates the legend of the record-breaking Mégane R.S., once more bringing to the roads the technologies and know-how Renault Sport has developed on the racetrack.
For this car, Renault Sport engineers have pushed their expertise further than ever before. The new R.S. Trophy-R has the same efficient 1.8 L 300 bhp engine as the Trophy version. So the Renault Sport wizards did not focus on power to enhance performance.
They looked elsewhere in three main spheres of development, beginning from drastic reductions in mass. The quest to reduce weight looked at every detail, from the absence of a rear seat not forgetting the Akrapovič titanium exhaust line. Verdict on the scales: -130 kg lighter than the Mégane R.S. Trophy.
Furthermore they completely redesigned suspension, for a more radical result and works on aerodynamics, improved even further for better support and better circulation of flows and additionally optimised thermal control.
This work has been validated by the stopwatch: a new absolute record for a front-wheel drive production car was achieved by the Mégane R.S. Trophy-R on the 20.6 km of the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring in 07:40.100.
It also clocked up a reference time of 07:45.389 on the official full lap of the circuit.
New Mégane R.S. Trophy-R will be on sale by the end of 2019 in the form of a limited series of 500 numbered vehicles.