The Megane RS Trophy-R claims the Nürburgring pedestal
The next-gen Renault Megane RS Trophy-R has succeeded in establishing a new record at the North Loop of the Nürburgring Circuit in Germany. The vehicle completed the lap almost four seconds faster than the 7 minutes 40.1 seconds of the previous champion, the Honda Civic Type R.
The racecar approached the start line armed with a regular, production-issue 1.8-liter RS Trophy engine rated at 300 hp (224 kW) and 470 Nm (347 lb×ft) of torque. That said, it had an improved aerodynamic kit, a tweaked chassis, and weighed 130 kilograms (287 lbs) less than the stock copy.
The manufacturer never mentioned the sprint times of the track-oriented Trophy-R. The donor vehicle accelerates from zero to one hundred kilometers per hour (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and only hits its speed limit at 270 km/h (168 mph).
Renault will soon launch production of the Megane RS Trophy-R, limiting the amount to a few hundred units. Sales will start before the end of the current year.
The car has been developed and built by Renault Sport with the assistance from Sabelt, Öhlins, Bridgestone, Brembo, and Akrapovič.
Reporter Sergei Musa
Source:Forma car News
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