Renault Megane RS Trophy R is your new front-wheel-drive ‘Ring file holder

Slide over, Honda Civic Kind R, there is a new front-wheel-drive lap file holder on the town. This time, the French are victorious.

The 2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy R lapped the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:40.1 on April 5, which was three seconds faster than the Civic Kind R, in response to the automaker. Honda’s sizzling hatch broke the file again in 2017. Earlier than then, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S was king, and the Megane RS Trophy R was a earlier file holder. Just like the earlier file runs, Laurent Hurgon was behind the wheel for the newest.

Renault Megane RS Trophy R Nürburgring file

Though the brand new file served because the automotive’s on-line debut, we’ll have to attend for the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend to see the remainder of the automotive. We’ve not heard but if the automotive makes any extra energy than a daily Megane RS Trophy, or if engineers centered on shedding weight and tweaking the chassis. The usual Megane RS Trophy makes 296 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque from a 1.Eight-liter turbo-Four engine.

Renault Megane RS Trophy R Nürburgring record

Renault Megane RS Trophy R Nürburgring file

We do know the RS Trophy R contains loads of upgrades from companions Akrapovič, Brembo, Bridgestone, Öhlins, and Sabelt. Particularly, a set of Öhlins dampers have been fitted, and the exhaust comes courtesy of Akrapovič. Anticipate a slipperier form, extra downforce, and different enhancements within the sizzling hatchback, too.

Forward of all the small print from the automotive’s debut Could 24, take a look at the Megane RS Trophy R stunting within the video above. The new hatch will go on sale later this yr and might be restricted to just some hundred vehicles, per Renault.

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