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?
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.
The plan was simple. Photographer Jason was to collect me and fellow petrolhomie Al in his new Megane RS 250 and then drive to Dieppe in France, the home of Renaultsport HQ. Simple enough and a good day out… you would think.
So what’s it like to approach the infamous Green Hell for your first time. In the damp. Notorious MWB volunteered to find out.
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The Mégane R26R is our favourite hot-hatch of all time, but the Mégane 250 could be even better.
Hot Hatch heaven and thrills from Das Green Hell 24HR Rennen, plus Ford Focus RS tracktest, B-road blast in Renault’s R26-R, First drive of VW’s Scirocco TSi and Subaru’s Impreza 330S STi, Nurburgring 24hr exclusive with Tim Schrick’s amazing Aston and the rest of the mentalists. Also ROAD 2 for all things two-wheeled.