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Hot Megane RS 275 Trophy for SA

2014-05-14 15:37

LIMITED EDITION RS: Renault's limited-edition Megane RS 275 Trophy is headed for South Africa. Image: Renault

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2014 Renault Megane RS

2013-12-23 08:59

Renault is upgrading its Megane range in January 2014. Check out the new Megane RS!

   • Two-litre RS petrol engine, Cup chassis.
   • Ultra-sporty equipment
   • Headed for South Africa
   • Order books open June 3 2014 in France
   • Price equivalent of R540 000 in Europe

Renault has revealed its monstrous limited-edition Megane RS, the 275 Trophy, and it's headed for South Africa! The RS 275 Trophy sports technical and design tweaks.

GALLERY: 2014 Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy

The Trophy version first made its debut in 2011, followed by the Red Bull Racing RB7 (2012) and Red Bull Racing RB8 (2013) versions.

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Known for its on-road performance and when driven round circuits, Renault says, the Cup chassis with limited slip differential is a standard feature.

Renault Sport’s engineers have worked extensively on the engine to extract extra power. Its 2.0-litre petrol boasts 205kW (275hp hence its name) and 360Nm and is mated to a six-speed manual.

Fuel consumption is rated at 7.5-litres/100km with emissions of 174g/km.

Renault Sport partnered with Akrapovic, manufacturer of exhaust systems for motorcycles and performance cars, for the fitment of a titanium quad-exhaust system and a carbon-fibred tailpipe. The new kit allows for more sonorous engine note.

Renault has also partnered up with Öhlins (for optional adjustable Öhlins road  track shock absorbers with steel springs) and Michelin tyres.

The automaker says the units livery includes Trophy branding on the grey F1-type front blade, while the personalised body sides feature Trophy decals.

A chequered flag graphic adorns the bottom of the doors, along with numbered door-sill guards.

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Optional 19” black Speedline Turini wheels are available and inside the car there’s leather and Alcantara Recaro bucket seats with red stitching. This has been carried over to the rear bench seat, while the head rests feature Renault Sport badging.

Renault won't build many RS 275 Trophys and will retail in Europe in June 2014 for the Rand equivalent of R540 000.

Renault South Africa was unavailable at the time to confirm any prices or when the RS Trophy will arrive here.
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