Renault launch F1-inspired, limited-edition Red Bull Megane
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 08:00
NEW: Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8
Renault are launching a new Formula One-inspired, Red Bull Racing-branded limited-edition Megane.
Priced £28,245, the 265hp Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8 is on sale now – with just 30 released in the UK market.
The hot hatchback is designed to celebrate Renault and Red Bull Racing’s third Formula One Constructors’ world title, and is packed with cutting-edge technology.
Additional equipment includes Recaro seats, R-Link Multimedia system, TomTom Live navigation, Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres and the latest onboard Renaultsport Monitor v2.0.
With a Twilight Blue finish and rear-end graphics inspired by the Red Bull colours, a monochrome laurel on the rear windows celebrates this year’s win.
Inside, Red Bull branding extends to the numbered aluminium kickplates, carpet mats and leather Recaro front seats.
It is also shod as standard with the same Cup chassis and Bridgestone tyres that helped Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy to establish a new Nurburgring lap record.
The limited edition version packs the same fundamental features as Mégane Renaultsport 265 Cup.
These include stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bar, a limited slip differential, grooved discs with red Brembo front callipers.