It’s only been a short time since the Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy’s official launch and it has already added a very impressive achievement to its record; it established an amazing Nurburgring lap record for a front-wheel drive vehicle with a time of 8 minutes 7.97 seconds. The previous record was held by the Megane Renaultsport R26.R which completed the lap in 8 minutes and 17 seconds on June 23, 2008.

The time posted at the Nürburgring puts the Mégane Renaultsport 265 Trophy on a completely new level of performance that allows the vehicle to be put alongside supercars with power outputs at or greater than 500 HP. This was done with an extra 14.7 HP (11kW) on tap, careful set-up work, and specific Bridgestone RE 050A (235/35 R19) tyres chosen by RenaultSport engineers. These things, plus the vehicle’s "carefully-tuned Cup chassis, the dampers, the fade-resistant brakes, the Recaro seats, the power of the 265hp engine, the ready availability of torque between 2,500 and 5,000rpm" is what development driver, Laurent Hurgon says helped achieve the new record.

In Hurgon’s words: "The Nordschleife is a legendary course. Its length and layout, which is very different to that of a conventional circuit, make it a unique and technically demanding challenge. Its difficulties are extremely varied, ranging from fast and even very fast in places to much twistier and slower portions. Turns like ‘Karusell’ and ‘Pflanzgarten’, for example, make huge demands of the car and driver alike, yet Megane Renaultsport Trophy is very much in its element here and feels particularly reassuring despite the uncompromising nature of the terrain."


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  (347) posted on 08.17.2011

Yeah! I agree on you guys, but I think Renault’s cars almost had the same designs. It seems that they always prefer the roof or head of their car, which is very annoying.

  (448) posted on 08.15.2011

Yeah! I agree on you guys, but I think Renault’s cars almost had the same designs. It seems that they always prefer the roof or head of their car, which is very annoying.

  (448) posted on 07.22.2011

Good revelation on the part of Megan RS 265. Let us wait for more tests. However, its a good strategy on having such a good record. I know consumers can’t wait to see this on the market.

  (460) posted on 07.13.2011

We’re looking forward for the latest development of this front wheel drive. I know that many are now waiting for its official updates.

  (384) posted on 06.24.2011

Well, this really shows what Meganae Renaultsport can do in a race track. That record is one of the most impressive achievement they have done in their carrier.

  (580) posted on 06.23.2011

I was actually able to drive a Megane once (my friend owns it), and I was really quite impressed with the way the whole car handles. So I am not really surprised that they were able to pull this one off.

  (596) posted on 06.22.2011

Well now, this one actually makes me all the more interested in the Megane. I always knew that the car has a lot of potential, but this one is certainly blows me off.

  (359) posted on 06.21.2011

Now, that one is really quite a pleasant surprise. I never thought that the Megane would actually be able to break that record. But then again, it is really not right to underestimate this car.

  (407) posted on 06.21.2011

Wow! What a record! I’m amazed on the skills and abilities of Laurent Hurgon on the "Nurburgring front-wheel drive lap time record". He really deserve the "Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy". Good job for him!

  (331) posted on 06.21.2011

Well, another additional achievement record of this car! BTW, I think its been a long time before the Renault have debut this car.. I juts wonder on what it takes so long before it come out.

  (539) posted on 06.21.2011

Wow! It seems that their is a growth in the career of this car. The lap time and speed record of this car is quite impressive.

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