Revealed for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show along with the similarly trimmed Megane, the second iteration of the Renault Laguna Coupe Monaco GP special edition is now available for order in France. Renault took the decision to build a second run of the Monaco GP to satisfy customer demand after all 400 units of the previous version were quickly sold out.
Based on the Black Edition model, the Laguna Coupe Monaco GP sports a Pearlescent White bodywork and contrasting black mirror housings and roof, specially developed for this version. The car is also available in full Pearlescent Black paintwork. The Laguna Coupe features “Monaco GP” badging on the sides and in the grille and black Interlagos 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the special edition sports a Pearlescent White trim on the central console, doors and dashboard and a two-tone fabric upholstery, featuring black and grey accents. Other styling details include aluminum pedal assembly and gearlever knob. Like the standard model, the Laguna Coupe Monaco GP can be ordered with the optional 4Control chassis (€2,000) that offers four-wheel steering, improving handling.
Although the car bears “Monaco GP” badges, Renault offers it in France with a choice of diesel engines only: a 150HP dCi unit mated to a manual six-speed gearbox and a 175HP unit paired with an automatic gearbox. The 150HP version costs €32,200 while the 175HP version retails for €34,500, including VAT.
The most expensive optional extras are a €500 comfort pack (hands-free card, power folding mirrors), a Bose sound system offered for €800 and a €1,500 black leather upholstery with embroidered Monaco GP signature.
By Dan Mihalascu