The Renault Megane RS Red Bull Racing RB8 will be coming to Malaysia. Renault Malaysia, in a Facebook posting, announced that the limited edition will arrive locally early in the fourth quarter this year. Q4 2013 starts in October, which is next month. As with the RB7, only a few units will be brought in by TC Euro Cars.
The Red Bull Racing RB8 is a celebratory special to mark Renault and RBR’s third consecutive F1 world championship win. Based on the RS 265, the RB8 gets a special Crépuscule Blue colour inspired by Vettel’s race car. The front winglets, rear spoiler, door handles and side mirror covers are painted in contrasting Platinum Grey. Customary Red Bull Racing decals complete the special dress-up.
Inside, RBR branding adorn the aluminium sill guards, carpets and leather/fabric Recaros. The gear knob and red trim are new too. Bigger news is the standard-fit of new R-Link and RS Monitor 2.0 systems, features that are now available as cost options on the standard range.
A seven-inch touchscreen colour display replaces the old monochrome unit, and the RS Monitor 2.0 now has a much-improved user interface. A Red Bull Racing home screen is on board, and certain information can now be displayed in 3D form. Recorded lap times, GG diagramme and power output data can now be saved into a USB dongle.
Special editions are a dime a dozen these days, but the RB8 makes the hottest hot hatch even more desirable. We also reckon that this colour combo works much better than the black/yellow of the RB7, which was snapped up at RM243,293 a pop back in January. How much will this one cost?