Meet the hottest Renaultsport Megane ever – the Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy, which Renault hopes will eat the SEAT Leon Cupra for breakfast around the infamous Nurburgring test track.

Packing, you guessed it, 275hp, the 275 Trophy has an extra 10hp over the standard Megane Renaultsport. Exact performance figures are still to be confirmed but Renault tells us the Trophy will return 37.7mpg, with peak power from its twin-turbocharged engine coming at 5,500rpm.

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Most of the extra power comes from a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system, which Renault says “features a specific, more raucous bark that is sure to appeal to those who appreciate sporty engine notes.” Well, it is a hot hatch, so what did you expect?

More interesting still, adjustable Öhlins “road and track” dampers with are available as optional extras on the Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy, too – as are high-performance Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.

Inside, you’ll find leather and Alcantara Recaro bucket seats with red stitching, as well as the usual Renaultsport badging.

We’ll find out more information on the Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy at its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, before customer deliveries begin in October.

But the big question is, will it claim back the Nurburging front-wheel drive record, previously held by a Megane? Renault’s “#Under8″ project certainly suggests that the it hopes the new car can…

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