Renault invited journalists from all over the world to Spain recently, to drive the new generation Megane RS.
This means that the first reviews will arrive shortly, but before they do, the automaker decided to treat us to an extensive image gallery of the car, using different backgrounds.
Unveiled during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the latest Renault Megane RS comes with two chassis settings, a clever suspension setup, four-wheel steering, and other cool features implemented from the automaker’s motorsport division, with the help of their F1 driver, Nico Hulkenberg.
“After having been involved in the development process during 2017, I’m very proud to be the ambassador for the new Renault Megane RS“, Hulkenberg said. “I had the opportunity to drive the car at various racetracks – Monaco, Montlhery, and Spa-Francorchamps – and I was impressed by the efficiency of the latest onboard technologies.”
It takes 5.8sec to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in the French hot hatch, which is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, rated at 280PS (276hp) and 390Nm (lb-ft) of torque. The numbers may not be on par with those of the Ford Focus RS, Audi RS3 Sportback, or Mercedes-AMG A45, but for a front-wheel drive car, it’s quite something.
Also, a more potent Megane RS Trophy is coming by the end of this year, with 300PS (296hp) and 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque, and this one is expected to challenge the Honda Civic Type R’s Nurburgring lap record for FWD production cars.