This hot hatch, the Mégane F1 Team R26, is derived from the Renault Sport Cup version.
Developed by Renault Sport Technologies, Mégane F1 Team R26 is the sportiest version of the Mégane Renault Sport range.
Renault boosted the 2-litre turbocharged engine to develop 169 kW at 5 500 r/min. Peak torque is 310 Nm at 3 000 r/min. According to Renault 90% of peak torque is available from 2 000 to 6 000 r/min.
The six-speed manual gearbox enables all this potential to be exploited to the full and helps take the car from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.
Renault also tuned the exhaust system to guarantee a sporty bark from the engine.
Mégane F1 Team R26's other main strength is its chassis which features independent steering-axis front suspension and a programmed-deflection flexible rear beam.