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Renault’s new Megane R.S Trophy-R sets Nordschleife record

Renault has unveiled the New Megane R.S. Trophy-R, a new version in a lineage that began 15 years ago.

The new Megane R.S. Trophy-R is equipped with the same 300hp engine as its predecessor, the Megane R.S. Trophy and owes its increased speed to weight reduction (up to 130 kg), improved aerodynamics and the more radical development of its chassis for improved handling.

The Megane R.S. Trophy-R will have its public debut on May 24 as part of the build up to the Formula One Grand Prix 1 in Monaco with drivers from the Renault F1 Team, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hülkenberg, behind the wheel.

Renault Sport has built on the solid support of established partners working with Akrapovič for the exhaust system, Brembo for the brakes, Bridgestone for the tyres, Öhlins for the shock absorbers and Sabelt for the bucket seats.

On April 5 this year, the Megane R.S. Trophy-R set a new all-time record for front-wheel-drive production cars on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.

Set by Laurent Hurgon, it covered the 20.600 km in 07’40’’100, and the official whole lap length of the Nordschleife 20.832 km in 07’45’’389.