The Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R has broken the front-wheel drive lap record at Spa, setting a time more than five seconds faster than the previous record.
The Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R has set a new front-wheel drive lap record at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit, recording a time of 2:48.338, more than five seconds better than the previous record. This successful attempt comes only weeks after the Megane R.S. Trophy broke the same category lap record at the Nurburgring. Renault Sport Test Driver and Engineer Laurent Hurgon was behind the wheel for the record breaking run.
Renault Sport Test Driver and Engineer Laurent Hurgon was behind the wheel for the record breaking run Commenting on the incredible success, Patrice Ratti, Renault Sport Cars General Manager, said, "The new Megane R.S. Trophy-R has set a new record in its category at one of the most demanding circuits in the world. This performance and the closeness between the driver at work and the beautiful sharing of information and passion. This is the attitude that permeates the development of our cars."
Continuing a long tradition for Renault Sport, the Megane R.S. Trophy-R owes its performance to a focus on three key pillars - weight reduction, aerodynamics and suspension.
Limited to just 500 examples globally, the Megane R.S. Trophy-R is around 130kg lighter than standard Megane R.S. Trophy (excluding options) thanks to a radical weight-saving programme, as well as a redesigned undertray and more aggressive rear splitter that generates greater downforce.
The car also comes with an overhauled suspension for more negative camber at the front, and a bespoke H pattern rear axle and Ohlins two-way adjustable dampers. Power is provided by a 296bhp turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder that drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and a Torsen limited-slip differential.