Customers in the UK can now order the Megane RS Trophy, with Renault announcing specs and pricing details of the most potent Megane yet.
All Megane RS Trophy models come with the Cup chassis, which includes a Torsen limited-slip differential, 25 percent firmer dampers, 30 percent tighter springs and 10 percent stiffer anti-roll bars, as standard.
In addition, the front brakes are now 355mm discs with Brembo calipers, while there’s also a set of lightweight 19-inch Jerez alloy wheels that are 2kg lighter per corner compared to the standard Megane RS and are fitted with stickier tires.
The biggest highlight of the Trophy, however, is the updated engine. The turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder is now producing 296hp (300PS) and 310lb-ft (420Nm) of torque, representing an increase of 20hp and 22lb-ft over the standard model.
Renault Sport has also fitted the engine’s turbocharger with a new ceramic ball bearing system that reduces friction and allows faster spooling. There’s also a new exhaust system, which features a mechanical valve to adjust the soundtrack via the five different driving modes (Comfort, Normal, Sport, Race and custom). The 4Control four-wheel steering system that debuted in the ‘normal’ RS is also present.
The interior can be fitted with a set of Recaro bucket seats that offer an up to 20mm lower seating position for a sportier feel behind the wheel. Standard equipment is generous and includes features like LED lights, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, a seven-inch infotainment system, cruise control, and more.
Pricing for the 2019 Megane RS Trophy starts from £31,810 with the six-speed manual transmission, while the dual-clutch EDC automatic gearbox costs an extra £1,700.