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Order books open for Renault Megane RS Trophy

New hot hatch becomes the most powerful production Renault Sport car ever

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Orders can now be placed for the powerful new Renault Megane RS Trophy, with the first cars expected to arrive in February.

Priced from £31,810, the Megane RS Trophy takes the title as the most powerful Renault Sport production car ever. Power is increased over the regular Megane RS from 280hp up to 300hp, and torque is up too from 390Nm to 400Nm in the manual car, or 420Nm in the automatic.

More grunt means improved high-rev acceleration, and the 0-60mph time has been shortened slightly, from 5.6 seconds to 5.5 seconds. The top speed in the manual car is boosted too, from 155mph up to 162mph.

It includes four-wheel-steering for improved cornering agility, along with hydraulic bump stop shock absorbers which increase the level of contact between the tyre and the road surface.

All cars get Renault’s Cup chassis (an optional extra on the standard RS) as well as bi-material front disc brakes.

   

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New 19-inch alloy wheels fitted to the Trophy reduce weight by 2kg per corner compared to the regular RS. A new exhaust system has also been fitted, which features a mechanical valve in the rear silencer allowing the engine noise to be adjusted. It means that should you need to make a quiet exit, the car’s exhaust note can be brought down in volume.

As mentioned, the Trophy is available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch automatic, with the latter controlled via steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Inside, the Trophy is available with optional Recaro bucket seats, and also features a seven-inch infotainment screen with satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control and cruise control.

Available to order now, deliveries for the Renault Megane RS Trophy will commence in February 2019.

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Stuart Masson
Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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