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Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy, a new sample of French hot hatch

Published by on May 14, 2014 in News Leave a comment

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy

After the entire Megane lineup received a mid-life update recently, the French carmaker has also been working on a new version of their Megane RS hot hatch. Called Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy is basically another version of the RS Trophy, which comes with the same Cup chassis and limited slip differential as standard. As its name suggests it, the new version also comes with a small power boost, the French engineers squeezing another 10-hp from the 2.0-liter engine, which means the final power output is 275-hp available at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 265 lb-ft (360 Nm) between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm. Renault hasn’t released any performance numbers yet, but what we do know is that the car will get an average fuel economy of 7.5 liters per 100 km (31 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 134 g/km.

Other performance updates include the titanium exhaust with carbon fiber tips supplied by Akrapovic, plus a few optional features such as the Road & Track dampers provided by Ohlins that can easily be switched from street to track settings and a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which were developed especially for this model by the French tire manufacturer. On the exterior, the new Megane RS 275 Trophy features several elements inspired by Formula One, the “Trophy” logo on the rear fenders and special “Speedline Turini” 19-inch alloy wheels which are based on the wheels used by Renault in motorsport. On the interior, the French hot hatch comes with numbered side sills, a sign of its exclusive character, Recaro sports seats covered in Alcantara black leather with red stitching, aluminum gear knob and several “Renaultsport” badges all over the interior.

According to the French carmaker, the new Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy will hit European showrooms this fall, but orders will open in June. Also, its official debut is scheduled for this year’s edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place between June 26 and 29 in Southern England.

Source: Renault

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