Renault Mégane RS Trophy pops up with 300 hp

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That’s 20 hp over the ‘regular’ Renault Mégane RS

Via a short press blurb, Renault has announced the arrival of a more extreme Mégane RS in the form of the Mégane RS Trophy.

According to the French carmaker, the new Renault Mégane RS Trophy relies on ‘a brand-new version of the 1.8-liter turbo engine’ that now makes 300 metric horsepower instead of 280, just like rumors suggested earlier in the year.

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Torque sits at 420 Nm, which is 30 Nm more than the non-Trophy Mégane RS, but the figure is only available when the Trophy is specified with the EDC dual-clutch gearbox. As some of you know by now, it can also be had with a six-speed manual transmission.

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The new Mégane RS Trophy comes as standard with the Cup chassis. The setup brings a stiffer suspension to the table together with a Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential. Completing the performance kit are bi-material front brake discs, 19-inch wheels and Bridgestone tires.

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If customers demand it, Renault will also fit the new Mégane RS Trophy with Recaro front seats wrapped in Alcantara. On the behind-the-wheel-experience bit, drivers can still select various driving modes using the Multi-Sense feature and read telemetry data through the RS Monitor gizmo.

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Renault has been working with Renault Sport Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenberg for the development of the Mégane RS, who also had a thing or two to say during the conception of the Mégane RS Trophy.

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