Renault is once again the king on the Nürburgring with a front-wheel drive car as they have just unveiled the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R which has lapped the circuit in 7 minutes and 54.36 seconds. It beats the previous record set by the Seat Leon Cupra 280 by around 4 seconds and it was all possible thanks to the implementation of some extensive changes. Compared to the Megane RS 275 Trophy, this hardcore version has lost almost 100 kg after removing the rear seats and some of the insulating and sound-absorbing material. Gone are the radio and AC, while the battery now has a smaller size.
The vehicle also comes with lighter Recaro bucket seats and features 19-inch Speedline alloy wheels. Under the hood is a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo outputting 275 PS and 360 Nm of torque while other goodies worth mentioning would have to be the titanium-made Akrapovic exhaust, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, Ohlins Road & Track dampers and larger disc brakes measuring 350mm in diameter.
The Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R has a white body combined with a black roof and comes as standard with the cup chassis while inside the cabin there are three-point seat belts offered as standard or for more money clients can get the six-point harness with aviation-style buckle.