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WATCH: Closer look at Renault's Megane RS Trophy

2019-08-06 11:30

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With standard features like Öhlins dampers, Akrapovic lightweight titanium exhaust, RS Monitor and a carbon composite bonnet with NACA duct and carbon rear diffuser, the RS Trophy R is a serious hot hatch.

It also holds the record as the fastest front-wheel drive production car to lap the Nürburgring and Spa Francorchamps. 

It uses the same 1.8-litre turbocharged engine that produces 220kW and 400Nm. 0-100km/h is slated at 5.4 seconds and only 500 have been made, with none earmarked for South Africa as yet. 

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