Renault unveils new Megane Renaultsport versions
By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 09:10
Hot hatch enthusiasts can now enjoy all the thrills of the multi-award-winning, high-performance Mégane Renaultsport at a more affordable price with the introduction of the new 275 Cup-S. It is on sale immediately priced at £23,935.
The Mégane Renaultsport line-up also sees another new version – the 275 Nav – that replaces the outgoing 265. As the name suggests it has 10hp more than the model it replaces. It comes with a more luxurious level of specification and is priced at £25,935.
Both new Mégane Renaultsport versions are powered by the same 2.0-litre, 275hp turbocharged petrol engine as the limited-edition 275 Trophy-R which, in June 2014, shattered the lap record for a front-wheel-drive production car around the 13-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 7 minutes 54.36 seconds.
Following in the footsteps of previous Renaultsport models to carry the ‘Cup’ moniker, the 275 Cup-S features the uprated Cup chassis as standard whilst sporting a lower price tag than the 275 Nav in exchange for some of its sibling’s higher specification items.
Owners who wish to sharpen the car’s responses to an even higher level, and particularly for track use, can specify a series of components developed between Renaultsport and world-renowned performance specialists.