05/21/2019 DPCcars Videos
The Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R toppled the Honda Civic Type R’s 7 : 43 . 8 front-wheel-drive Nürburgring record, and the company released a video showing it covering the Nordschleife in 7 :40 . 1.
Renault finally released some specs for the Megane RS Trophy-R. It retains a turbocharged 1.8-liter gasoline engine with the same output as the Trophy with 296 horsepower (221 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque.
In the tradition of Renault Sport, this new generation of MEGANE R.S. TROPHY-R does not only owe its performance to its pure power, since its 300 hp engine is that of Megane R.S. Trophy, launched in early 2019. The MEGANE R.S. TROPHY-R was developed as a racing car in a very short time, by a small dedicated team that operated in agile mode by focusing on three aspects: maximum weight reduction (up to 130 kg compared to the Megane R.S. Trophy excluding options), reworked aerodynamics and a more radical development of its drive axles.
The result is truly breath-taking: on 5 April, 2019, the MEGANE R.S. TROPHY-R set a new officially approved record and reference time for the compact car segment of production cars on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, now a world-renowned race track and proving ground for cars and sports performance. It covered the 20.600 km in 07’40’’100, and the official whole lap length of the Nordschleife 20.832 km in 07’45’’389.
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