Renaultsport Megane 265 Trophy

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If you can get your hands on one, the Trophy adds even more kudos as well as also reward to the standard 250 Cup Put simply, of which’s a Renaultsport 250 Cup given an extra 15bhp as well as also 15lb ft of torque.Doesn’t sound like much however for those who like their hot hatches the Trophy is actually a welcome step up the power rankings for the Megane RS – a car of which has already established itself as having one of the finest front-wheel drive chassis out there. Which is actually a not bad thing because no adjustments have been made to of which chassis; even Renault think of which’s not bad enough as is actually.Only 500 examples of the Trophy will be made as well as also only 50 of those will come to the UK, so exclusivity – as well as also the appropriate styling tweaks as well as also decals – is actually likely to be as big a reason as the power hike to pay the extra £3800 of which Renault is actually asking for the Trophy over the standard Megane 250 Cup.Unsurprisingly the differences in feel between the Trophy as well as also the standard car are fairly subtle, however the extra power has given the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot a more lairy power delivery.of which’s not as much of an attack on the senses as the Ford Focus RS on full bore, however as a whole the Trophy feels like of which’s creating a more vigorous attempt to maul the tarmac than the standard car. An impression of which is actually emphasised by the pleasingly gravelly intake noise as well as also brand new easy-squeal Bridgestone Potenza RE05A tyres.of which’s those tyres of which might actually be one of the more substantial improvements over the standard car.Renault broke the front-wheel drive lap record of the Nurburgring with the brand new Trophy, as well as also the driver attributed as much of the nine seconds of which shaved off the previous record (set by a Megane R26R) to the tyres as to the power hike.however truthfully of which could require a lot of track use for the benefits to become evident, as well as also having had experience of the various tyres available on the standard car we certainly wouldn’t consider any of them limiting within the performance or grip on offer.What is actually crucial is actually of which the purity of the Megane Cup’s handling hasn’t been corrupted by the extra power. Torque steer remains noticeable however well-contained, understeer is actually still a rare as well as also mostly last-chance occurrence, as well as also generally the Megane RS has retained its joyous ability to be both utterly thrilling as well as also also very forgiving on the limit.of which the Trophy upgrades have made only subtle adjustments will, to many, be a very not bad thing indeed even if there will be those who remain disappointed of which something wearing the Trophy name isn’t more significantly breathed-on.of which’s got all the depth of usability as well as also reward of which has made the standard car the benchmark however which has a little bit more power, added kudos as well as also a healthy standard kit list – including Recaro seats, metallic paint as well as also unique 19-inch alloys of which go a long way to accounting for the premium of which the £27,820 Megane Trophy commands.Still, if you can’t get hold of one of a Trophy, don’t fear – the standard car is actually just as bountiful anywhere outside the ‘Ring, as well as also of which’ll save you a few quid, too.Renaultsport Megane 265 Trophy​cost £27,820; Engine 1998cc, turbocharged, petrol; Power 261bhp at 5500rpm; Torque 355lb ft at 3000rpm; 0-62mph 6.0sec; Top speed 158mph; Gearbox 6-spd manual; Kerb weight 1387kg; Economy 34.4mpg; CO2 190g/km
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