Renault puts £72,140 price tag on top-spec Megane R.S. Trophy-R

Pricing for the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R has been revealed, with full Nurburgring lap record-breaking specification costing £72,140.

The latest iteration of Renaultsport’s hardcore hot hatch is available in three trims. The range-topping Nurburgring Record pack gets all of the upgrades fitted to the model that currently holds the fastest lap time for a front-wheel drive car at both the Nurburgring in Germany and Spa Francorchamps in Belgium.

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The standard Trophy-R starts at £51,140 and features a stripped-out interior with two Sabelt bucket seats up front plus an Alcantara steering wheel and seven-inch infotainment system with an on-board lap telemetry system. The engine is a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol unit making 296bhp that feeds power to the front wheels through a manual transmission.

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Standard equipment includes an Akrapovic exhaust, Brembo brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza S007 tyres and Ohlins shock absorbers. There’s a total weight saving of over 130kg compared with the less hardcore Megane R.S. 300 hot hatch.

Upgrade to the £63,140 Carbon Wheel pack and you get an additional set of 19-inch alloy wheels. They’re made from carbon-fibre and saves 2kg of unsprung mass per corner. They also come with individual storage bags that can be placed behind the front seats.

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For the full Nurburgring pack, additional equipment includes a carbon-ceramic front braking system and a new air intake that saves a further 2kg in weight and provides better cooling for the engine.

Just 500 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R models will be made, with only 32 coming to the UK. Order books are now open, with deliveries expected to begin before the end of the year.

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