Mégane Renaultsport 265 Trophy – fastest ever roadgoing Renault revealed image

French automaker Renault unveiled the Mégane Renaultsport 265 Trophy, the fastest ever build Renault.

The new Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy has 15hp more than current Mégane Renaultsport 250, 20Nm extra torque and is capable to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, while the top speed is 158 mph.

To achieve these gains, Renaultsport’s wizardry has seen the engine’s maximum turbo pressure uprated to 2.5 bar, up by 0.2, together with the air intake being revised to take account of the higher pressure and running temperatures.

The limited to 500 units only Megane is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that offers a total output of 261bhp, while the suspension and chassis remained the same as the standard Renault 250 model.

Helping the new RS Megane 265 Trophy’s torque-steer limiting front struts and limited slip differential put the power to the ground are a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE 050 tyres wrapped around 19-inch Speedline alloy wheels in brake dust obscuring black. The car also gets Trophy red decals on the air intake and doors, LED running lights and a Renaultsport Monitor on-board performance tracker.

In UK Mégane Renaultsport 265 Trophy starts at £27,820 OTR; Orders open 20th June, first deliveries end July. The car comes in either Liquid Yellow or black metallic.