Published on 14 Jun 2011 by Alison
Competition is heating up in the hot hatch segment and we’re not just talking in terms of colour. After Opel released its Astra GTC model, Renault is now in on the yellow game too with its Megane RS Trophy - a new limited edition version that takes the standard Megane RS one step further. The car gets a four-cylinder, two-litre turbo engine from the standard Megane RS model, but with 265 hp and 360 Nm (up 15 and 20 units respectively). The weight to power ratio comes in at 5.09 kg/hp.
The Renault Megane RS Trophy has some serious tweaks to the motor to ensure better pressure and torque delivery at higher revs, and it is equipped with an improved aspiration system to withstand the higher pressure and temperatures. The new Trophy limited edition gets to 100 km/hr in just six seconds, and has a top speed of 254 km/hr. Renault has used its “Cup” chassis with differential and high performance Bridgestone Potenza tyres.
The RS Trophy look has a blacked-out roof, dedicated badges and graphics, new rear spoiler and 19-inch Gloss Black STEEV wheels with red border. The yellow we mentioned earlier is a new “Sirius Yellow” colour which is apparently becoming the colour of choice for Renault’s sports models. Other colours on offer are Glacier White, Etoilé Black and Cassiopée Grey. On the inside the Megane RS Trophy gets Recaro sports seats and a new central display with track time function. The RS Trophy will cost about 35,500 euros and will go on show at the Renault Sport Day at the Nurburgring on June 17.