Published on January 31st, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Renault Megane RS265 Now In Malaysia At RM233,487.80
With a power output of 265hp and peak torque of 360Nm, Renault Mégane RS Trophy delivers unrivalled power and driver enjoyment for its class. TC Euro Cars has just launched the very specialist sports coupe at a selling price of RM233,487.80. It comes with a new wheel and tyre fitment and an increase in power to make the very most of the Cup chassis’ potential, without detracting from the car’s acclaimed versatility and ride comfort. A production run of only 500 cars gives this Renault Mégane RS exclusivity. With its new specific styling features like the new rear top spoiler, alloy wheels it puts it at the very top of the Mégane RS range.
Technical evolutions for the existing, exceptional performance package
With maximum power of 265hp (up 15hp), peak torque of 360Nm (+20Nm) available across a particularly broad rev-band (3,000 to 5,000rpm), a power-to-weight ratio of 5.09kg/hp and specific power of 132.5hp/litre, the car boasts an exceptional performance package. Even so, Renault Sport’s engineers have worked hard on the specification of the Megane RS’s 2.0-litre turbocharged engine to take driving enjoyment and response to even higher levels. Maximum turbo pressure has been uprated to 2.5 bar (up 0.2 bar), while the air intake design has been revised to take the higher pressure and higher running temperatures into account.
Performance has been enhanced in the process, and the result is a 0-to-100kph time of just 6.0s (down 0.1s), a top speed of 254kph (up 4kph) and the 1,000km standing start in 25.4s (down 0.3s). Beyond these statistics, however, the experience of driving Renault Mégane RS Trophy is a constant source of enjoyment and satisfying sensations. In addition to the finely-tuned set-up of the Cup chassis and the standard limited slip differential, a new tyre fitment contributes to the car’s exceptional road-holding on dry roads, especially through tighter turns, as well as in the wet. The design of the Formula 1-inspired Bridgestone Potenza RE050A’s asymmetric, directional tread pattern and the form of its tread blocks provide outstanding grip, stability and acoustic comfort, whatever the conditions. Last but not least, Renault Mégane RS265’s fuel-efficiency has been carefully optimised to return combined-cycle fuel consumption of just 8.2 litres/100km, equivalent to 190g of CO2/km, which represents a saving of 0.2 litres/100km and 5g/km over Renault Mégane RS at the time of the latter’s launch.
Assertive yet seductive R.S. styling cues
This new Megane RS265 is recognisable at a glance thanks to its new new Sirius Yellow paint an emblematic metallic paint that will be particularly appreciated by Renault Sport fans. This specific body colour is available as an alternative to Glacier White, Etoilé Black and Cassiopée Grey. The LED daytime running lights also play a part in its striking looks.
Inside, the Recaro bucket seats add to the cabin’s unmistakably sporty feel, as does the central display which shows the data provided by the R.S. Monitor. This innovative onboard data-logging system records performance and displays a range of mechanical parameters in real-time, a feature which owners will especially appreciate during track days, an exercise to which the Renault Mégane RS Trophy lends itself particularly well.
In June 2011, the Megane RS 265 Trophy established a new record of 8 mins 8 secs for a lap of the Nürburgring, making it the fastest front-wheel drive car ever round the ‘Nordschleife’. Acclaimed by the world’s press, the award winning Megane R.S. is frequently compared to the most prestigious super cars for the driving sensations it delivers. Renault Sport has also showcased Megane R.S.’s potential in motorsport with the production-based Megane R.S. N4 which won its class in the Belgian and Germany Rally Championships.