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2013-10-01 14:16

RS HOTTIE JUST GOT HOTTER: Only 50 units of Renault’s new Megane RS RB8 Special Edition will be available locally. Image: RENAULT

In celebration of Red Bull's 2012 Formula 1 Constructors’ title, the F1 crew teamed-up with Renault for a limited edition version of the 195kW Megane RS - the RB8 Special Edition. You'd best hurry if you want one, there are only 50 for SA!

The launch of the Megane Renault Sport (RS) Red Bull Racing RB8 Special Edition marks the celebration of Red Bull’s third Formula 1 Constructors’ world title. 

Gallery: 2013 Megane RS RB8 Special Edition

The special edition RS has new technology and style enhancements. Only 50 will be available locally though fans can check out the new model up close at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show in October.


The model has a Red Bull F1-inspired blue body colour and grey detailing at the front and on the diffuser and mirror housings.

Renault SA marketing vice-president Fabien Payzan said: "Since the first Megane RS hot hatch raced to the international forefront in 2004 the series has earned numerous accolades the world over for its superior sporting credentials, overall good looks, sleek lines and powerhouse performance.”"

There’s also a laurel on the rear side windows signifying the Renault/ Red Bull collaboration. Inside, there are Recaro leather bucket seats, leather steering wheel and with RS insignia on the gear shifter and numbered door sills.

The Megane RS RB8 is powered by a four-cylinder 2.0 capable of 195kW at 5500rpm and 360Nm from 3000rpm and can hit 100km/h in six seconds then roll on to 255km/h.

The model has the Megane RS CUP chassis and suspension and a mechanical limited-slip differential. It rides on low-profile 19” Bridgestone Potenza 235/35 R19 tyres on stunning 19” black alloys with grey detailing.


The new model is equipped with an RS Monitor and R-Link system, displayed on the 17.7cm touch screen. The RS Monitor displays torque, power, boost, throttle, brake, steering angle, G lateral force and engine rpm. It also computes front-wheel slippage, records lap times and drivers can modify the accelerator pedal mapping.

New to the system is the RS Maintenance function which displays wear and tear of tyres, brake pads and discs. This data is also now transferable via USB.

Renault’s R-link system provides real time traffic optimisation, high definition map and an audio system with radio/CD, MP3, Bluetooth as well as USB and Aux connectivity.

Renault’s Advanced Driver Training programme is available to all RS customers.

Megane Renault Sport Red Bull RB8 - R429 900
Optional reversing camera - R5000

The Megane RS RB8 is sold with five-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty, a six-year anti-corrosion warranty and a five-year or 100 000km service plan. Service intervals 10 000km.
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