PARIS: Renault Sport has today announced the sale of the new Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy, which now has an increase in power to 300hp making it the most powerful Renault Sport production car ever.
Deliveries start from February.
The new model features a variety of advanced technology that enhances its performance and brings a new look to the top end of the Mégane R.S. range.
Pricing for the Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy starts from £31,810 OTR (RM168,000) for the six-speed manual gearbox model. Equipped with the six-speed automatic EDC (efficient dual-clutch) gearbox, the Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy is £33,510 OTR (RM177,000).
The Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy celebrates 15 years of the Renault Mégane R.S. line and builds on the advanced technology in the Mégane R.S. 280. This includes the 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system, which brings high speed stability as well as enhanced cornering agility, and the hydraulic bump stop shock absorbers that increase tyre contact with the road surface.
The technology is developed further in the Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy with the power output of the new 1.8-litre engine increased to 300hp and torque increased to 420Nm.
On the outside, the Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy is differentiated from the Mégane R.S. thanks to its lightweight 19-inch ‘Jerez’ alloy wheels and the Trophy stripes on the F1-inspired front spoiler.
The Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy is available in the iconic Liquid Yellow. This body colour, with its vibrant finish and unique reflective effects, highlights the sculpted yet elegant profile of the car. The full range of Mégane R.S. body colours is also available.
Other notable features of the car are:
> Turbocharger fitted with ceramic ball bearing system, reducing friction
> Rear exhaust silencer fitted with mechanical valve, allowing engine noise adjustment
> Cup chassis is standard (optional on Mégane R.S. 280)
> Cup chassis includes Torsen mechanical limited slip differential, 25 per cent firmer shock absorbers,
> 30 per cent tighter springs, 10 per cent stiffer anti-roll bars
> Fitted with bi-material 355mm brake discs and Brembo calipers
> Unique 19-inch ‘Jerez’ alloy wheels, which reduce weight by 2kg per corner compared to R.S. 280
> Optional Recaro seats with Alcantara covering are 20mm lower