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2018-02-01 12:05

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The driver of this Megane RS was captured putting the Renault hot hatch through its paces at the Nurburgring.

Germany - First unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the all-new Renault Megane RS has been eagerly awaited by sports driving enthusiasts.

The new Megane RS is set to arrive locally later in 2018.

According to Renault: "Just like its predecessors, the Megane RS is aiming to become a benchmark in the C-segment hot hatch market. The third-generation Megane RS is packed full of Renault Sport expertise and passion."

Driving pleasure for road and track use

Driven by its powerful design and focused on performance, the automaker claims that the new Renault Megane RS "makes no attempt to hide its motorsport pedigree, offering outstanding driving pleasure on the road and on the track".

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Its unique in class 4Control four-wheel steering system ensures stability at high speeds and agility at low speeds.

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It uses a powerful 1.8-litre engine delivering 208kW/390Nm thanks to the development work jointly carried out by engineers from Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing.

The option of an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox is available for the first time, alongside a manual transmission.

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Two types of chassis are available – Sport or Cup. The Sport chassis provides easy sporty driving, with best-in-class efficiency, whilst the Cup chassis offers greater sports performance for track use.

The new S Monitor Expert allows drivers to film their track sessions and overlay telemetry data to create augmented reality videos that can later be analysed on the RS Replay website.

The unique S Vision lighting system with chequered flag design integrates the side lights, cornering lights, fog lights & high beam into one housing in the front bumper.

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