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Renault recently released the limited edition Megane R.S. (Renault Sport) 275 Trophy that comes with a whole host of technical upgrades and more importantly, added power. Compared to the previous 265 Trophy, the 275 Trophy gets the rear wheel arches’ Trophy decal with silver F1-style silver blade and personalized body sides, as well as a 10hp power hike. The new 275 Trophy is the latest RS variant in a line of limited edition Megane RS, which began with the 265 Trophy in 2011 and continued with the RBR (Red Bull Racing) RB8.

Chequered flag graphic at the bottom of the doors and numbered sill guards are carried from the previous limited RBR edition. Like the new signature engine note, the carbon exhaust, too, is the work of Akrapovič (Titanium). Lastly, the optional 19-inch black Speedline Turini wheels are derived from those used by competition versions of the bespoked Mégane. For a higher end version of 275 Trophy, customers can opt for adjustable Öhlins Road & Track dampers with steel springs and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2tyres.

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy boasts performance-oriented interior

Inside, Mégane RS 275 Trophy comes with leather and Alcantara Recaro bucket seats with red stitching. The same hue of stitching has been carried over to the rear bench seat, while the headrests feature RS badging. Other interior highlights include visible red stitching for the Alcantara steering wheel trim and handbrake gaiter, as well as an alloy gear lever knob.

Widely acclaimed both for its on-road performance, as well as its sublime track handling, the Cup chassis with LSD (limited slip differential) comes as standard with the Mégane RS 275 Trophy. To allow customers to appreciate the car’s dynamic qualities even further, Renaultsport’s engineers have worked extensively on its powerplant to extract yet more power, leading to an additional 10 horsepower. The 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine consequently boasts 275hp, and peak power is reached at 5,500rpm. At the same time, maximum torque (360Nm) is available across a broad rev-band, from 3,000 to 5,000rpm. Despite this additional power, fuel consumption and emissions have been carefully contained to stand at just 7.5 l/100km (37.7 mpg) and 174g of CO2/km respectively.

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy set to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy is set to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, then subsequently distributed in 20 countries globally.

Edited: Renault