The mysterious term "Under8" and 16 June 2014 have been the only known facts about the planned record attempt by Renault on the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife. There held the Mégane R. S. Trophy longer time record for front-wheel drive. Fabled eight minutes and eight seconds needed the compact 265-horsepower race car for the price. The top score stood until seat in March 2014 with the Leon Cupra 280, the Renault-time pulverized. 7 minutes and 58 seconds showed the stopwatch when the Spaniards bretterte over the line (saab 93 turbo).
7: 54.36 minutes: New Optimum Value
For the Renault team was of course terrible. So you put forthwith the Mégane R. S. 275 Trophy-R on the wheels, a limited Europe to 250 copies High-performance variant of the Super-Mégane RS Trophy. The car with the long name drove a super short time in the green hell and pushed the seat back so that from the throne: 7: 54.36 minutes is the new best value, which was now as planned proudly proclaimed on June 16, 2014.
The mystery of 273 hp Trophy-R is a radical diet. The Renner brings around 100 pounds less on the scale than the Mégane RS So the crisp Renner has no rear seats, driver and passenger are housed in lightweight polycarbonate shells by Recaro. This measure alone let the weight fall by 42 pounds. A loss of 16 kg brought the replacement of the normal car battery with a lithium-ion battery. The waiver of insulation and insulation makes the Trophy-R by 18 kilograms lighter. For Abspeckprogramm include a titanium exhaust system Akrapovic, the aluminum-steel brake system and lightweight 19-inch model (saab 95 turbo).
Suspension components from the racing
The compact extreme athlete gets a Cup chassis with mechanical differential lock on the front axle. In addition, there are front springs made of composite material and Ohlins racing shock absorber with double flow valve. The dampers offer 30 settings at the front and 20 on the rear axle.
White, Black and Red
The Mégane R. S. 275-R Trophy is recognizable at first glance to its white paint and a black roof. The wheels and the distinctive spoiler under the front bumper are kept in red. There is emblazoned also displays "Trophy-R". Inside there are red belts and decorative stitching and Alcantara steering wheel and Handbremsbalg. A bar and a safety net to protect from loose luggage in the trunk.
The extreme version Trophy-R comes at a price of 39,990 euros in the trade, how many of the 250 for Germany are provided, Renault has not announced. If you like to have seats in the rear, among other things, can the slightly more comfortable Mégane RS Receive Trophy 275 with 273 hp for 35,990 euros also. Moreover, there are still the 265 hp Megane RS for 27,090 euros .