Renault has announced the pricing and specification of the Nürburgring lap record holding (7m54.36s) Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R. Limited to a global production run of just 250, with 50 units destined for Australia, the track-focused Mégane R.S. is priced at $61,990 drive away.
Based on the recently launched Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy, it comes standard with the Cup chassis and is complete with a mechanical limited-slip differential. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is boosted to 275bhp (202kW), while a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system, ‘Öhlins Road&Track’ one-way adjustable dampers with composite springs and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres specially-adapted to the car are standard.
A Nürburgring Accessory Kit including a lithium-ion battery, steel/aluminium brake discs and six-point harness belts with aviation style buckles is also part of the package in Australia.
Whilst Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R manages without rear seats, the driver and front passenger are wrapped in Recaro Pôle Position polycarbonate monocoque seats finished in alcantara, which yield a weight saving of 42 kilograms. These are fitted with a three-point seat belt, but the six-point harness with aviation-style buckle comes in the Nürburgring Accessory Kit. A rear strut brace and safety nets protect passengers from moving luggage.
To ensure high-performance braking whilst at the same time contributing to the weight-shedding effort, Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R benefits from a special braking kit. Its 350/28-diameter steel and aluminium discs bring the car’s weight down by a further three kilograms. Ideally adapted to intensive circuit use, these Renault Sport-etched brakes endow the vehicle with a sharper bite.
On the outside, Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R is available with new two-tone colour scheme, with Diamond Black roof mated with a Pearl White finish. The Trophy-R branded F1-type front blade, chequered flag graphic at the bottom of the front doors and graphics on the side of the car are all picked out in Red. Finished off with 19-inch red Speedline Turini wheel rims, this is a vehicle that sets itself apart as much on the circuit as on the open road.
The exclusivity of Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R similarly stands out in details like its Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and handbrake bellows, leather gearshift knob and red seatbelts which match the visible stitching of the seats and steering wheel.
Customer deliveries of the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R will commence in January 2015.