When Romain Grosjean replaced the departed Nelson Piquet Jr. in the cockpit of one of Renault ’s F1 cars, he probably didn’t imagine the perks that came along with it. One of the said perks is being able to test new Renault cars before they get sent out to dealerships.
Recently, the French driver took the all-new 2010 Megane RenaultSport 250 out for a run at the Nurburgring and much to our good fortune, the company took a video of it for us to scrutinize…I mean…enjoy.
Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the Megane RS can produce as much as 250 horsepower with its power being channeled through a six-speed manual tranny straight towards the front wheels.
There are a lot of things that we envy about F1 drivers. From the prestige to the ladies to driving unreleased cars, F1 drivers – whether you’re a contender or not – have it good.