Petrosexuals rejoice! New Renault Megane R.S. Trophy appears

Renault’s RS Division has always never shied away from putting together a proper racing dynamics in a hatchback to bask on the roads while explosively capable on track.

The Mégane RS is already a compelling alternative in the segment but in Trophy form it steps off the mere hot hatch lane and straight into the racer zone.

The New Mégane R.S. Trophy has debuted and features a brand-new 220kW version of the 1.8-litre turbo engine and torque of 420Nm.

Based on the Cup chassis, which boasts stiffer suspension and a Torsen® mechanical limited slip differential, the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy is further enhanced with bi-material front brake discs, specific 19-inch ‘Jerez’ alloy wheels and high performance Bridgestone tyres, which can be paired with new, exclusive lighter wheels that reduce total unsprung weight by 8kg.

New Mégane R.S. Trophy are optional new Recaro front seats, covered with Alcantara® upholstery and positioned 20 mm lower for a greater driver experience.

Available in the iconic Liquid Yellow that is synonymous with Trophy models, the New Mégane R.S. Trophy is further identified with Trophy stripes added to its F1-style front spoiler.

Naturally, the latest and most powerful R.S ever benefits from the advanced technology and Renault Sport innovations that already exist in the Mégane R.S, including the 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system and four hydraulic bump stop shock absorbers.

Whilst honed for track use and to answer the needs of enthusiasts looking for exclusivity, New Mégane R.S. Trophy remains perfectly suited to everyday use, offering such features as:

  • The ability to select different driving modes using the Multi-Sense system
  • The exceptional performances of the lighting system, R.S. Vision
  • The telemetry and data acquisition system, R.S. Monitor
  • Increased to 220kW, the most powerful Renault Sport production car ever
  • Valve operated exhaust offering increased air flow and sporty exhaust note
  • Ceramic bearing used for turbo to enhance responsiveness and efficiency
  • Bi-material front brakes for reduced fade, increased performance and reduced unsprung weight
  • Unique 19” Jerez alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres
  • New, Alcantara® trimmed, Recaro bucket seats fitted 20mm lower
  • Lighter weight 19” ‘Fuji’ alloy wheels (-8kg) available in 2019
 “I have been involved in the Mégane R.S. development process since last year and I’m very pleased to see an even sportier version added to the family! Each of the new features on New Renault Mégane R.S.Trophy offers greater sports performance and feel. It’s obviously positive to have more power and better grip through the tyres and to benefit from improved braking endurance. I also enjoyed the feeling offered by the new seats: the support they provide for sports driving is excellent.”

Nico Hülkenberg, Renault Sport Formula One Team driver and Renault Sport ambassador

Like New Mégane R.S., the Trophy version is available with two types of six-speed gearbox: manual or EDC with steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles.

With the EDC gearbox, maximum torque is now 420Nm thanks to the specific mapping used while a Torsen® mechanical limited slip differential with new calibration that enables more precise entry to corners and improved traction when exiting corners.

  • 25% firmer shock absorbers, 30% tighter springs and 10% stiffer anti-roll bars.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

NEW MÉGANE R.S. TROPHY (MANUAL GEARBOX)
ENGINE
Type Four-cylinder
direct injection turbo
Capacity (cc) 1798
Number of valves 16
Maximum power hp 300
Maximum torque Nm 400 (420 EDC)
PERFORMANCE
Aerodynamic drag coefficient (CdA) 0.78
Maximum speed (mph) 162
Acceleration 0-62mph (s) 5.7
Acceleration 50-75mph (80-120kph) in 3rd gear 3.1
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
NEDC combined cycle mpg TBC
NEDC CO2 (g/km) TBC
WEIGHTS (kg)
Minimum unladen kerb weight 1419
Gross vehicle weight 1899

 

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