Renault Megane RS Trophy-R or fastest front-wheel drive car at the NurburgringAugust 12, 2020
YouTube blogger Shmee150 got the chance to get behind the wheel of the wildly powerful Megane RS Trophy-R hatchback in an even more powerful Nürburgring Record Pack. The car that is the fastest car at the Nürburgring
Since its inception in 1995, the mid-size Megane has always been a family car with good value for those looking to buy an affordable and reliable vehicle. At the same time, the French automaker tried to introduce a more powerful version of the car, which received the Trophy-R designation. But in this article, we will talk about an even more productive performance of the model, which is called the Nürburgring Record Pack.
YouTube blogger Shmee150 got the chance to get behind the wheel of a wildly productive hatchback. This is only one of 32 vehicles ever made for the UK market – 500 units are planned. In fact, it is actually one of only two UK-spec cars equipped with Brembo gold carbon ceramic brakes, making it arguably the rarest Megane of the lot.
At a price of 72,140 pounds sterling. it is also one of the most expensive hatchbacks on the market.
This is the price to pay for owning the fastest production front-wheel drive car – the car was able to complete a full circle of the Nürburgring in 7 minutes 40.1 seconds.
The biggest change to the Nürburgring Record Pack is the significant weight loss of 130kg, achieved by installing carbon fiber wheels and eliminating the rear seats as well as rear-wheel steering. The brand’s engineers also sacrificed the size of the infotainment touchscreen and installed a lighter boot mat while removing the rear parcel shelf.
You can easily say that the Akrapovič exhaust is quite loud and you’d be right – sometimes we hardly understand what the blogger is saying. As impressive and attractive as the Megane RS Trophy-R in the even more powerful Nürburgring Record Pack, its prohibitive price tag discourages everyone from buying it.
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