Renaultsport Megane Trophy-R
Supplied by Track Group
The R signifies ‘Radicale’ – French for extreme – and there are precisely no prizes for identifying this as the spiritual successor to 2008’s wondrous Megane R26.R.
Like its forebear, the Trophy-R has snared itself the front-wheel-drive lap record around the Nürburgring. Though at 7m54s, the new Megane’s time is a full 23 seconds faster than the R26.R’s. It got there via a similarly strict diet, with 100kg stripped from the already honed 275 Trophy.
Front wheel drive, 275 bhp, track spec tyres, adjustable Ohlins dampers, Brembo calipers which we have enhanced with a more race focused Performance Friction competition brake pad add up to make this a very accomplished track car that is very popular with front wheel drive enthusiasts as well as instructors and students who simply want a safe, civilised but quick car to learn circuits or develop FWD skills.