Paris - Renault has revealed the Trophy version of its latest Megane RS and not only does it get the usual track-focused chassis trickery that one expects with the Trophy label, but it’s also been treated to a useful performance upgrade.
Beneath the bonnet is an upgraded version of Renault’s new 1.8-litre direct injection turbopetrol engine, giving Trophy drivers 220kW to play with, versus 205kW in the ‘standard’ RS. Torque has been increased to from 390Nm to 400Nm in the six-speed manual model and 420Nm in versions fitted with the six-speed dual-clutch ETC transmission.
Oh, and this is officially the fastest RenaultSport production car ever, the company quoting a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds and top speed of 260km/h.
As with the milder RS, power goes to the front wheels, and RenaultSport’s four-wheel-steering system is fitted.
For sportier handling the Trophy does however get the Cup chassis as standard, boasting stiffer suspension and a Torsen mechanical limited slip differential. Also part of the deal are 19-inch ‘Jerez’ alloy wheels and new bi-material front brake discs.