Toyota will enter two of its new GT86 sports cars in this year’s 40th running of the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race. The new coupes will join an identically liveried Lexus LFA to form a three car team for the race, from May 17th to 20th 2012.
As we reported last week, Renaultsport’s newest progeny – the Mégane RS 265 Trophy – has broken the lap record set by the Megane R26.R around the Nürburgring, lowering it by just under 9 seconds from 8min 16.9 seconds to 8min 7.97 seconds.
As we speculated last week, Renault have revealed a new top-dog Renaultsport model and have chosen to name it Mégane RS 265 Trophy. So, is this a successor to the R26.R?
If you’re heading off to Le Mans this week for the 24 Heures du Mans race, then you’ll be needing one of these. It’s an essential guide for Les Ros Boeuf, especially useful for first-timers to the event since it tells you where to enjoy the best vantage points at the circuit and what to see whilst you’re there.
Following news last week that Renaultsport were preparing to launch a new model at the Nürburgring on 17th June, we now have a little more insight into what to expect. Initial signs pointed towards a Mégane R26.R successor, but we now understand the new model is likely to be carry the Trophy name – so less of a hardcore track warrior and more in the vein of a slightly upgraded Mégane Renaultsport 250.
It looks like Renault will be revealing a successor to its iconic Megane R26.R later this month, at an event which will simultaneously announce the new car’s lap time around Germany’s barometer of speed – the Nürburgring.
Which automotive company could you imagine launching a technology rich visual feast, featuring 3-dimensional oversized graphics and super-quick racing cars. Would it be Ferrari? McLaren maybe? Well, had we not already given the game away in the headline, you would be forgiven for assuming I was talking about one of these iconic sports car brands.