Ah, yet along comes another special edition, and this one is of that perennial fave, the Renault Megane RS 250. The Megane RS 250 Cup Special Edition, to give the variant its full moniker, was launched yesterday evening at the newly-opened Renault flagship showroom in Petaling Jaya.
It’s a limited run of 10 units, this one, and unveiled by Williams F1 drivers Bruno Senna and Valtteri Bottas, no less. Using the highly acclaimed Megane RS 250 Cup as a base, selected enhancements were made to the exterior and interior to give the vehicle an added level of desirability, not to mention exclusivity.
No changes to the RS 250’s powertrain output, which means that the 2.0 litre turbo mill offers the familiar 250 hp and 340 Nm in the way of figures. The new list starts with the exterior shade – the SE comes only in Glacier White, with metallic gray accents in the front and rear diffuser providing highlight contrasts.
Also new are 19-inch alloy wheels, with the open design helping to show off the track-proven Brembo brake system in a very visual manner. Inside, the cabin retains that familiar RS 250 charm, but now features elements of the GT Pack as standard, which means that leather upholstered Recaro seats and a panoramic glass roof get plonked in.
Each car comes with a serial numbered stainless steel plaque, personally signed by a Williams F1 Driver for that special touch. To commemorate the launch of the Special Edition, the first three Special Edition customers were invited to personally receive the signed plaques from the Williams drivers.
Features include that found on the base car, so track-ready equipment such as the Performance Hub, Mechanical LSD, RS monitor and Cup Chassis are standard fare. As for the price, the Special Edition goes for 15 grand more than the stock RS 250 Cup, at RM 245,000, on-the-road without insurance.