Renault has unveiled the first photos and details of its new limited-edition Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy today. Like its name, the car will get a 10 hp power bump over the ‘regular’ Megane RS 265, along with various other upgrades including an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system as well as options for Ohlins Road & Track dampers.
A teaser image of this new Megane RS variant was released in late April 2014. It was a cropped shot of the rear diffuser, with a carbon fibre-tipped Akrapovic exhaust system integrated neatly. The image had the hashtag #UNDER8. We think it most likely means under eight minutes for a lap on the Nurburgring.
You see, the previous Megane RS Trophy was the Nurburgring front wheel-drive lap record holder until the Seat Leon Cupra 280 snatched it away with a time of seven minutes 58.4 seconds. We know the new car also does under eight minutes from the #UNDER8 hashtag, but will it be able to beat the Leon?
Other than the power bump (275 hp and 360 Nm from 3,000 to 5,000 rpm), the Megane RS 275 Trophy gets new livery. It also gets numbered door sill guards. Inside, the RS 275 Trophy comes with leather and Alcantara Recaro bucket seats with red stitching.
The same hue of stitching has been carried over to the rear bench seat, while the headrests feature Renaultsport badging. Other interior highlights include visible red stitching for the Alcantara steering wheel trim and handbrake gaiter, as well as an alloy gear lever knob.
More details will be unveiled when full details of the car are revealed in June. The first deliveries will be happening in October.