The 2018 Renault Megane RS won’t be officially revealed until September’s Frankfurt Motor Show but a number of patent images have just leaked online, showing off the new hot hatch in full.
Published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, these images show that the new Megane RS will adopt a number of aggressive touches. According to the French marque, it aimed to combine simple and sensual shapes with elements of aggression in designing the new car.
Some of the key differences between the RS and run-of-the-mill Megane models include new air intakes and an overhauled front bumper to give it the sporty feel you’d expect. At the sides, we see a bold wheel design and and new air gill just behind the front wheels, shooting a sharp crease along the first half of the front doors.
Renault has then finished its styling modifications at the rear by implementing a large central-exiting tailpipe, a functional diffuser and a widened bumper. As previously reported, the car will only be sold as a five-door.
In terms of grunt, the new model will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder pumping out approximately 300 hp. Both a six-speed manual transmission and dual-clutch EDC will be offered while front-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering will come standard.