Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R Nurburgring Record pack

Renault really is asking £72,140 for this new Megane

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R Nurburgring Record pack

Renault has stunned performance car fans by revealing the limited-run Megane R.S. Trophy-R hot hatch will cost from £51,140 – with the Nurburgring Record edition priced at a staggering £72,140.

The breathtaking prices are way in excess of the standard Megane R.S. RRP of £27,835.

Trophy-R models only have 20 horsepower more than the regular 280hp model, too.

Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R Nurburgring Record pack

Renault justifies the price by saying the new model has ‘many bespoke, lightweight parts’. These include Ohlins dampers, an Akrapovic titanium exhaust, a carbon composite bonnet and a carbon rear diffuser.

The interior is stripped out; the rear seats have been removed and race-style composite Sabelt seats fitted in the front. 

Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R Nurburgring Record pack

It weighs an impressive 130 kg less than the standard Megane R.S., which is how it was able to break the front-wheel-drive production car lap record at both the Nurgurgring and Spa Francorchamps in Belgium.

Further weight can be saved with the £63,140 Carbon Wheel variant. Exotic carbon fibre wheels are fitted, which cut 2kg. They are meant for racetrack use: they can be stored in tailored bags in a cradle behind the front seats when you drive on the road.

Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R Nurburgring Record pack

The £72,140 Nurburgring Record model uses the same wheels, plus bigger front brakes with gold Brembo calipers, and a ‘dynamic air intake’ in the front bumper that saves 2kg.

Only 500 examples of the Megane R.S. Trophy-R (a car costing more than the two-seater Alpine A110 sports car, also built by Renault) will be built globally – and just 32 are coming to the UK.

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