AUTO NEWS – New 2019 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R spied testing


New 2019 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R spied testing

What appears to be like like the subsequent Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R has been spied testing on the Nurburgring. This stripped-out model of the Megane R.S. 300 Trophy will probably purpose to retake Renault’s place as holder of the front-wheel-drive Nurburgring lap document; a document which it hasn’t held since June 2014 with the previousgeneration Megane 275 Trophy-R.

This mule appears to comply with the identical method because the 275 Trophy-R, with bigger entrance brakes, lighter Carbon Revolution alloy wheels and barely tweaked panelling. The rear seats have additionally been binned within the curiosity of weight reduction, too.

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We anticipate it to be powered by a reworked model of the R.S. 300 Trophy’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, doubtlessly bettering on its 296bhp and 400Nm of torque. A guide gearbox choice must be retained, too, following the vital backlash Renault obtained for the automatic-only Clio R.S. 220 Trophy.

Inside, we are able to nearly establish a pair of carbon-fibre backed racing seats. Ultimately, we anticipate to additionally discover a pair of racing harnesses, a harness bar, a baggage internet, an Alcantara steering wheel and aluminium pedals.

Different, much less noticeable, additions will embrace adjustable dampers, a variety of chassis bracing, composite springs, stripped-out sound deadening, a freer-flowing exhaust system and grippy tyres.

Just like the previous Megane 275 Trophy-R, we’re anticipating the R.S. 300 Trophy-R might be bought in restricted numbers, and can probably break cowl in the direction of the top of 2019.

Now learn our overview of the usual Renaultsport Megane 300 R.S. Trophy and let us know your ideas within the feedback part beneath…

AUTO NEWS – New 2019 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R spied testing


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