New Renault Megane RS Trophy-R Breaks Cowl And Nordschleife’s FWD Lap Document With A 7:40.10

Again in April, we bought wind of a Renault Megane RS Trophy-R prototype present process testing on the Nurburgring, and it now seems that it was there to set a lap document for front-wheel drive manufacturing automobiles.

The person tasked with beating his personal document was Laurent Hurgon, who posted a time of seven:54.36 on his final go-around in 2014, behind the wheel of the Megane III RS Trophy-R. Now, he took the most recent technology mannequin and lapped the monitor in 7:40.10.

We should always observe that this reference time is for the outdated 20.6 km (12.eight mile) Nordschleife course, whereas the reference time for the official entire lap of 20.83 km (12.9 miles) was 7:45.38, by new 2019 requirements.

Coming to the F1 Monaco Grand Prix

The all-new Megane RS Trophy-R shall be in attendance at this yr’s Components 1 Monaco Grand Prix on Could 24 (this Friday), when Renault F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg will get behind the wheel of the ultra-hot French hatchback.

Just like the common Trophy model, the Trophy-R additionally comes with the identical 300 PS (296 HP) engine. Nonetheless, it weighs much less by as much as 130 kg (286 lbs), and it’s extra aerodynamic. Renault engineers additionally labored on the chassis with a view to be certain that the ‘R’ seems faster than the Trophy as soon as it’s unleashed on a race monitor.

Additionally learn: Simply How Fast Is The New 296 HP Renault Megane RS Trophy?

Renault will promote the brand new Megane RS Trophy-R as an unique restricted version mannequin and only some hundred items shall be made accessible to the general public earlier than the top of the yr.


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