The new Renault Megane R.S. 300 Trophy certainly lives up to this legacy, at the same time showcasing an uncompromising approach to performance.
It is an all-round performance car that combines everyday drivability with even sharper on-track performance and is certainly the ultimate fusion of exceptional design and heart racing performance as well as all the winning experience having been distilled and purified by Renault Sport, a specialist unit that creates high performance Renault Sport cars.
Aside from its undeniably good looks, the Trophy offers multitudes of enhanced Renault Sport features. It boasts exclusive side panel Trophy insignia, a specific Rear Diffuser and an intelligent central exhaust pipe. A set of unique Jerez Triple Tone 19” wheels, together with a distinctive front Sport bumper featuring an F1 blade portrays highest degrees of an exclusive design language unlike any other.
For a more impressive performance, the Renault Mégane R.S. 300 PHY is offered with the choice of a manual or dual-clutch EDC gearbox. It’s as well equipped with a more powerful version of the tried and tested 1.8 litre turbo engine. The same displaces intensified engine outputs of 221kW thanks to superior upgrades to the turbo charging unit featuring a ceramic ball bearing turbo and intelligent exhaust pipe with Dual sound valve system. In a straight-line, the Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy is no slouch. Despite all of its power being sent to the front wheels, it can hit 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, on par with the Honda Civic Type R.
However, it is not off-the-line acceleration that makes this engine addictive. The R.S. driving experience is further enhanced through advanced and engaging technology such as the R.S. Monitor and Race Mode, for an “augmented” driving experience. Five different driving modes are offered; Comfort, Neutral, Sport, Race, and Perso, the latter of which lets you customize various settings to your own taste. Bi-material brakes with Red Brembo callipers not only add to the overall aesthetics but also allow for guaranteed optimum braking performance. Plus, the best in class Cup chassis boasts stiffer suspension with a Torsen mechanical limited slip differential.
The latter enables better cornering and traction. This four-wheel steering system or the 4Control technology, delivers outstanding agility through tight turns, resulting in impressive cornering stability at higher speeds. The magic of the RS 300 Trophy continues on the inside where upon entry, the first point of contact is an interactive Renault Multimedia System including an 8.7” touchscreen, satellite navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX input that will keep you entertained all the way.
The multitude of onboard equipment include features such as Dual Zone Climate Control, a cruise control with speed limiter and a Renault hands-free card. A combination of automatic lights and wipers are standard fitments and so is both driving comfort and safety equipment. Other R.S. specific design cues within the cockpit include the Alcantara steering wheel, the Zamac Aluminium gear lever knob, and handbrake gaiter. Signature Alcantara finished Recaro seats, with racy red top-stitching on the upholstery presents another step into the Renault Sport world.
In conclusion, one can only say from the classic city-to-city races at the dawn of the automobile, through the Le Man and the Monte Carlo Rally to today’s Formula 1, Renault has always been a winner. Drawing upon decades of Renault’s Formula 1 expertise and racing innovation, Renault Sport has yet again created perfection. Each new version has been an ode to the Renault Sport world with technical prowess extraordinaire.
The New Megane R.S. 300 Trophy is no exception, proudly upholding the R.S. legacy. Its performance credentials elevate it to the class above and with limited units available worldwide, the all new MEGANE R.S300 TROPHY model is the crème de la crème of Renault, an exclusive vehicle to own. To facilitate a total peace-of-mind driving experience, the New Mégane R.S. 300 TROPHY comes standard with a 5-year/ 90 000km Service Plan, a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service intervals are pegged after every 10 000kms of total driving pleasure.