not content in having a 275 hp Megane R.S. 275 Trophy, French automaker went ahead and tinker the sexy beast further, resulting in the Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R. as the model name implies, it still has the same 275 power output from its 2.0-liter petrol engine and shares many features found on the Trophy model, including Cup chassis, limited-slip differential, Akrapovič titanium exhaust system, Ohlins adjustable dampers with composite springs and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that are specific to the R.S. 275 Trophy. stands out as a ‘track-ready’ ride, the Trophy-R sheds near-100 kg (220 lbs) of weight – thanks in part to the use of lithium-ion battery and a pair of Recaro Pole Position polycarbonate monocoque seats – which enabled it to lap the Nürburgring north loop in 7m54.36s, breaking the record set by the Megane R.S. Trophy in 2011.
further weight reduction is attributed by the lack of rear seats and a special braking kit of 350/28 diameter steel and aluminum discs. three-point seat belt comes as standard, though a six-point harness with aviation-style buckle will be available as optional accessory. additionally, you will also find a retention beam and safety nets aim to protect the occupants from moving cargo. on the exterior, it has a new two-tone paint scheme which is match to Trophy-R branded F1-type front blade, checkered flag graphic and graphics on the side of the car in Vif Red. similar to the Trophy, it rides on 19-inch Speedline wheel, in a choice of black or red, and features an interior with Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and handbrake boot, leather gearshift knob and red seatbelts that match the contrasting red stitching found on the seats and steering wheel.
now for the good news, the Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R is a ride your money can buy, however, it is only limited to 250 examples and will go on sale in 15 countries, France include, naturally. order books for Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R is said to be opening soon in France, but exact date wasn’t given and so was the price.