We first mentioned this story back in October 2010 and at the time we could only guess what a Mégane R.S. would look like in France’s law-enforcement blue. Well now we know – wouldn’t this be the perfect mode of transport for a blast along the Route Napoléon?
Renault have won a deal to supply the Gendarmerie Nationale with a replacement for their fleet of rapid intervention vehicles, a total 70 Mégane R.S. vehicles in Gendarmerie guise will be delivered starting from the end of 2010.
Mountune upgrades Ford Focus RS to 350hp with its new £2,195 tuning package.
New Ford Focus RS500 hits the road in Southern France, video available on SkiddPlayer.
Following our supertest feature ‘Fierce Creatures’, we can now bring you our two-part video of the quickest and most characterful hot hatchbacks on sale today.
Hot hatches have always been the mainstay of affordable high-performance driving. Chris Harris tests six of the quickest and most characterful examples on road and track.
After the success of our long-term Focus ST260 Mountune we’re eagerly awaiting our first drive in the new Focus RS. The Mountune upgraded demonstrated the depth of untapped potential within the Focus ST, and with the resources of Ford’s RS engineers we can only only imagine how much further they have taken the humble Focus.
What happens when you put our Focus ST260 Mountune together against a 300 bhp Graham Goode Racing Focus ST?
Well DR reader Vlad Ilyushchenko was kind enough to join us at Bruntingthorpe during our Hot Hatch shootout feature to find out. The 2-mile straight at Bruntingthorpe beckons and Chris Harris is our man in the Mountune ST..