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TC Euro Cars has introduced the Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy Edition in Malaysia. The car, a homage to the Megane RS Trophy that set a new 8’08” lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Nürburgring in June 2011, slipped in quietly to join the RS 265 Cup in the local lineup.

Like the RS 265 Cup, the RS 265 Trophy Edition’s 2.0 litre four-pot turbo has 265 hp and 360 Nm for output numbers, and performance figures are identical, with a 0-100 km/h time of 6.0 seconds flat and a 250 km/h top speed.

Unique to the Trophy Edition is the Liquid Yellow i.d. metallic paint, reborn from its original use on the Clio Renaultsport 182, V6 255 and on the R26 and R26.R – it’s the only shade available for the car here.

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Other kit includes gloss black 19-inch Speedline alloys with red rim outlining, shod with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres, and ‘Trophy’ red decals on the F1-style front blade and doors. To mark the edition, each car will come with a serial numbered plaque.

Elsewhere, features include Recaro seats with yellow seatbelts and detailing, Renaultsport Monitor on-board performance tracking and all the usual Renaultsport-derived goodness, including stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bar and grooved brake discs, a mechanical limited slip differential, Brembo brakes, as well as the innovative PerfoHub independent steering axis front suspension set-up.

When it was originally announced, the RS 265 Trophy was supposed to be a limited 500-unit run globally – guess there’s no sense in limiting a good thing, eh? The RS 265 Trophy Edition goes for RM244,252, on-the-road without insurance, which is about close to a RM10k premium over the RS 265 Cup.