Final Renault Megane Renault Sport goes on sale in UK

By CARSIFU | 24 August 2016

PARIS: The last ever produced third generation Renault Mégane Renault Sport has rolled off the production line in Palencia, Spain and is now on sale in the UK at Arnold Clark Renault Dundee.

The final Mégane Renault Sport is a right-hand-drive 275 Cup-S finished in Renault Sport’s trademark Liquid Yellow metallic paint and receives options such as, 19-inch Speedline alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and Öhlins Road&Track adjustable dampers.

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Inside, it gets an Alcantara steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake, Recaro Seats, Handsfree keycard, Renault Sport Monitor V2 on-board performance tracking and R-Link multimedia system including navigation.

This is in addition to the standard Cup-S specification such as the uprated Cup chassis and PerfoHub double-axis front suspension.

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The Cup Chassis Pack with mechanical limited-slip differential, red Brembo four-pot brake calipers, firmer springs and dampers and a stiffer anti-roll bar all make it ideal for circuit use.

Inside, the 275 Cup-S is fitted with a Renault Sport analogue rev-counter and speedometer, drilled aluminium pedals and a three-mode Renaultsport Dynamic Management system.

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The 275 Cup-S is powered by the same 2.0-litre, 275hp turbocharged petrol engine as the limited-edition 275 Trophy-R which, in June 2014, reset the lap record for a front-wheel-drive production car around the 20.92km Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 7 minutes 54.36 seconds.

Acceleration from 0-100kph takes 6.0 seconds before reaching a maximum velocity of 254kph.

"The Mégane Renault Sport has proved popular with critics and owners alike since launch for its focused nature and involving driving experience. The UK is one of the biggest markets in the world for Renault Sport models so it’s fitting that the last ever third generation Mégane Renault Sport should end up here,” said Renault UK communications director Jeremy Townsend.

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Having first gone on sale in the UK in 2009 as the Mégane Renault Sport 250, the third generation Mégane’s power has been boosted twice – to 265bhp in 2012 and finally up to 275bhp in 2015.

From the 250 to the hardcore 275 Trophy-R to the latest 275 Cup-S , over 30,000 of the third generation Mégane Renault Sport have found homes in over 30 different countries across Europe, Australasia and the Pacific.