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Want Renault's F1 hotty?

2006-07-12 11:47

Renault F1 driver Fernando Alonso with the special edition Megane, which celebrates his world championship title

Fitted with Renault's "Cup Chassis" to reinforce cornering performance and dynamic rigidity and clothed in the new aggressive yet sleek bodywork of Mégane Renault Sport 2006, the Renault F1 Team version clearly has the means to deliver what it promises: Race-bred - street cred.

Performance is inherent in it's genes. Shod with distinctive lightweight 18-inch anthracite spoked alloys, the Renault F1 Team version can easily be distinguished from it's stablemates thanks to Renault F1 Team detailing on the front andrear bumpers and sides, and an interior of similar intent.

The Renault F1 Team also features lightweight Recaro seats as well as climate control, cruise control with speed limiter and a CD front loader MP3 player.

Only 1 450 units are being produced worldwide, with about 140 units to be made available in South Africa. Each Limited Edition Renault F1 Team has an individually numbered plaque, adding further to its unique status.

At a glance:

  • 16-valve, 4-cylinder
  • 1998cc
  • 165 kW at 5500 r/min
  • 300 Nm at 3000 r/min
  • 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds
  • Top speed - 236 km/h
  • Pricing - R260 000

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