Renault Malaysia (TC Eurocars) has announced the availability of the latest Megane R.S., the 300 Trophy. The Renault Megane R.S. is retailed at a starting price of RM326,476.61, with a subscription package from RM5,200.
What’s most unique about the Megane R.S. 300 Trophy?
It’s a radical upgrade from the previous Megane R.S. by the folks at Renault Sport. Thanks to an uplifted 1.8l turbo engine with a boost of up to 300 horsepower, it hits the century mark (100km/h) in 5.7 seconds. The engine is matched to a 6-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (“EDC”) gearbox, which isn’t all that new, but delivers a maximum torque of 420Nm. Drive modes accessible by the driver include “My Sense”, “Save”, “Sport” and “Race”.
As a road-worthy race car?
With obvious roots in racing, the Megane R.S. line was built for that purpose and to be a road worthy warrior. It is fitted with Cup chassis and Torsen mechanical Limited Slip Differential (LSD), This means better traction and cornering speeds. To aid cornering at high speeds, 4CONTROL steering system comes standard.
Menacing looks for a good cause
The new Renault Megane R.S. 300 Trophy is equipped with LED headlights and revised DRLs, along with an updated rear light signature. Top side, the front grille carries a R.S. double diamond emblem. Profile of the car is expressed by the F1-blade skirts along with 19-inch Jerez wheels (diamond-cut with red trimmings). A special Flame Red body color is made available for the 300 Trophy edition. Other colors are the Orange Tonic and Liquid Yellow.
Interior-wise, the cabin has R.S. double-diamond stamped specific leather and an Alcantara steering. As with previous Megane R.S., a 7-inch touchscreen and 7-inch instrument cluster are standard.
The Megane R.S. legacy
The first Megane R.S. Trophy came up in 2005. Version no.2 then appeared in the form of the Megane R.S. 265 Ttophy. Next, the Megane R.S. III was introduced in 2011 and based on the Cup chassis. This version had an upgraded engine, with the power output upped from 250hp to 265hp. After that came version IV or the 275 Trophy with another round of engine power boost.