Renault Prices Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R from €45,000 in France [35 Pics]

You’ll have to dig deep into your pockets if you want to have a Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R, the car that recently set the Nürburgring lap record (7m54.36s) for front-wheel drive production cars (not rear-wheel drive as Renault’s press release wrongfully states…twice).

The stripped-down hot hatch, which will be produced in 250 units, is priced from a whopping €45,000 ($61,302) in France, taxes included. The limited edition car is available for sale in around 15 countries, with customers in France able to place orders starting July 1.

Based on the recently unveiled Mégane RS 275 Trophy, the two-seat hot hatch is 101 kg (223 lbs) lighter and comes with additional racing-bred equipment for sharper performance. The car comes as standard with the Cup chassis complete with limited-slip differential, the 2.0-liter petrol engine producing 271 hp (275PS), a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system, Öhlins Road&Track dampers and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres specifically-adapted to the car.

A ‘Record Kit’ including a lithium-ion battery, steel/aluminum brake discs and six-point harness belts with aviation-style buckles is available as an accessory and contributes to Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R’s lighter weight. While the car lacks rear seats, in the front it is fitted with Recaro Pole Position polycarbonate monocoque seats, equipped with a three-point seat belts.

In terms of styling, the Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R features a new two-tone color scheme, with an Etoilé Black roof mated with an optional Pearlescent White finish. The Trophy-R branded F1-type front blade, chequered flag graphic at the bottom of the doors and graphics on the side of the car are all in Vif Red, while the 19-inch Speedline alloy wheels are offered in black or red.

By Dan Mihalascu


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