• 2011 Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy

Renault has unveiled the Megane Renaultsport (RS) 265 Trophy - the company’s fastest ever road going model. The special Megane will make its world debut at the World Series by Renault at the Nurburgring next weekend and will be limited to only 500 units. It will only be sold in specific countries in Europe and will be priced from €35,500 (or about $52,000 at the current exchange rates).

Compared to the Mégane Renaultsport 250 model, the new RS 265 Trophy model delivers an extra 15 HP, will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 6 seconds, and will be capable of a top speed of 158 mph. It will feature some very impressive equipment including a Cup chassis, Recaro seats with yellow seat belts and detailing, 19" Speedline alloys in gloss black with red rim, standard Liquid Yellow i.d. metallic paint, ’Trophy’ red decals on F1-style front blade and doors, LED daytime running lights, and Renaultsport Monitor on-board performance tracking.

UPDATE 06/17/2011: 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.

Hit the jump to read more about the Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy.

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Exterior and Interior

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The new RS 265 Trophy model will be distinguished by its black roof, specific decals, new rear lip spoiler, 19" Gloss Black STEEV wheels with red piping and R.S. valve caps, numbered plaque, and LED daytime running lights. It comes with a standard Sirius Yellow finish, but customers can also get Glacier White, Etoilé Black, and Cassiopée Grey as options.

The interior of the RS 265 Trophy will get Recaro bucket seats (fabric or leather, depending on market) and an innovative Renaultsport Monitor on-board data-logging system that records performance and displays a range of mechanical parameters in real-time, a feature which owners will especially appreciate during track days.


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Under the hood, Renault has placed a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers a total of of 265hp (up 15hp) and a peak torque of 265 lbs-ft at 3,000 and 5,000rpm. Its impressive power-to-weight ratio is 191hp per tonne. The newcomer dispatches 0-62mph in 6 seconds exactly (instead of 6.1), with a top speed of 158 mph, boosted by an extra 2mph.

Despite these impressive performance numbers, the new RS Trophy model delivers a combined-cycle fuel consumption of just 8.2 liters/100km (28 mpg), equivalent to 190g of CO2/km, which represents a saving of 0.2 liters/100km and 5g/km over Mégane R.S.


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The Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy will only be sold in specific countries in Europe: France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. It will be limited to 500 units (50 units per country) and will be priced from €35,500 (or about $52,000 at the current exchange rates).


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While the previous Megane Renaultsport 250 targeted models like the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the new RS 265 Trophy steps a bit closer to the range provided by the even more impressive Golf R. The Volkswagen model is powered by a 2.0 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that delivers 270 HP at 6,000 RPM and sends the new Golf R from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.

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  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

This car looks great. The wheels are noticeable. I find it irresistible tough I still can’t afford that one.

  (727) posted on 12.27.2011

If I’m going to compare it based on its exterior appearance, I must say that it looks more impressive and stunning than with Golf R. I just only noticed that its competitor is more powerful than with this.

  (776) posted on 10.26.2011

I love the aesthetic looks of this Megane and I must say that it is absolutely looking great and very striking in that body paint but I don’t think that its engine is just enough for it, I hope they should upgrade if first before of its production or debut.

  (1) posted on 10.18.2011

my boss has got 1 in yellow and yes it is the trophy . i was in it today very good car, it sticks to the road like a train on tracks and the speed is crazy. i like the inside its got them thin and lite recaro seats that just hug and keep u in seat . i would love to be in it on a track day

  (594) posted on 10.10.2011

Well, I love the looks of this Trophy, and I have to agree that it is already looking great and fabulous on its body paint, but I’m just wondering if what will be the interior of this one, looks like.

  (444) posted on 09.27.2011

Renault Megane priced just enough with all the details and overall car performance you cannot complain. This model car much innovated with impressive material equipment.

  (580) posted on 09.8.2011

Great look indeed! Well its already looking great on its color and the sporty exterior is really quite impressive. I would love to see this in person most especially on the road.

  (599) posted on 06.13.2011

I like the color yellow appearance of the car! And I think it features a very powerful engines. So, it would have a nice performance as well.

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