We were at Renault distributor TC Euro Cars’ PJ showroom yesterday to witness the key handover to their 100th Renault Megane RS 250 Cup customer in Malaysia. 100 units may not sound like much, but let’s not forget that this is a RM230,000 Renault, sold only with a manual gearbox.

The Megane RS was launched back in November 2010. Presently, Megane RS sales in Malaysia ranks third behind only Japan and Australia in Asia & Oceania. The figure does not include the previous gen Megane R26 (only seven were sold) and units registered for own company use.

The lucky 100th Megane RS owner is Barani Shanmugam. Lucky not only because he now owns a brilliant drivers’ car, but also because he bagged an Oris TT1 Day Date watch and two private driver traning sessons by Kegani Racing along with the key. Sorry Mr. 99th.

“I researched and test drove many performance cars in this segment and nothing came close to the balance of handling and performance of the Megane RS 250. On top of that, the car is great value for money given the high levels of equipment on the car – the RS Monitor, the Brembo brakes, the Recaro seats, the mechanical LSD, Cup chassis – no other competitor offers all of this in this price range. There is nothing anyone can criticize about the car. It’s just that good!” he beamed.

Barani will also get to exercise his car on track. TCEC organises a series of track days (six days in 2012) for Renault Sport owners to fully exploit the limits of their cars. We’ve been to one before, click here to read our experience. More recently, we tried to live with one as a daily driver – click here to read that piece.