Renault Sport has built its last Megane III hot hatch and, because Britain loves them more than any other country, the era-ending right-hand drive variant is now on sale at Renault’s Dundee dealership.
The last-of-the-line Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, in Liquid Yellow, is up for sale at Arnold Clark but franchise manager David Munton doesn’t expect it to be around for long.
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Not least because Renault UK has now given it so much free publicity.
“As a long-time Renault Dealer, we know first-hand that Renault Sport fans are passionate about the brand,” he said.
“It’s great to have the final third generation Megane Renault Sport to ever be produced in our showroom – it looks sensational in Liquid Yellow and the optional Öhlins dampers and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres are sure to be thrilling to drive on road or on track.”
Renault has sold more than 30,000 third-generation Renault Sport Meganes; launched in 2009 as the Megane Renault Sport 250, it’s been boosted to 265hp and finally to 275hp. It was sold in more than 30 countries but Britain bought the most.
Indeed, said Renault communications director Jeremy Townsend, “the UK is one of the biggest markets in the world for Renault Sport models so it’s fitting that the last ever third generation Megane Renault Sport should end up here.”
Although the final Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S were £23,995 bargains, the car on sale in Dundee costs a little more – because it has desirable options including:
- Cup Chassis Pack (mechanical limited-slip differential, Brembo four-pot brake calipers, firmer springs and dampers, stiffer anti-roll bar)
- Liquid Yellow metallic paint
- 19-inch Speedline alloys
- Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres
- Öhlins Road&Track adjustable dampers
- Alcantara steering wheel
- Recaro seats
- Renault Sport Monitor V2
- R-Link multimedia and sat nav
Now Renault’s Palencia, Spain plant has built the final Renault Sport Megane 275 hot hatch, anticipation will be building for the Megane IV Renault Sport. Renault tempered expectations a little here: we’ve still a few years to wait, an insider told us: expect it in 2018…