On Saturday, we tagged along with the members from the RS Collectif on a short convoy from the Renault showroom in Petaling Jaya to Bangsar Shopping Centre, where TC Euro Cars had a roadshow showcasing a lineup of Nissan-Renault Alliance models such as the Murano, Elgrand, Clio RS 200 EDC and the facelifted Koleos, among others.
Also present at the roadshow is Renault’s latest addition, the Megane RS 265 Trophy Edition which is a tribute to a great achievement at the Nordschleife, where the car managed to set a lap time of 8′ 08″, beating the record held since 2008 by Mégane R26.R, which was 8′ 17″.
What differs the Trophy Edition with the normal Megane RS 265 Cup is that the Trophy Edition gets an exclusive Sirius Yellow Metallic ID body paint and red F1-style front blade to go with another exclusive addition, the gloss black 19-inch Speedline alloys with red outline wrapped in Ultra-High Performance Bridgestone Potenza RE050A rubbers. The interior maintains its Recaro seats and RS monitor that displays lap times as well as vital vehicle information.
Powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 265 hp and 360 Nm of torque to play with, the Megane RS 265 Trophy Edition still has the sublime Cup Chassis, Mechanical Limited Slip Differential, Brembo Brakes and Perfohub. The Renault Mégane RS 265 Trophy Edition retails at RM 244,252 (on the road without insurance).
The showcase, which ended yesterday also highlights the alliance’s zero-emission vehicles – the Nissan LEAF and the Renault Fluence Z.E. Both cars run purely on electricity and have been used extensively by the company to educate Malaysians about the prospects of electric mobility. On the other hand, visitors were given the chance experience all the vehicles during the four-day roadshow.
Renault Mégane RS 265 Trophy Edition
World’s Fastest Front-Wheel Drive Car Around Nürburgring – 8 min 8 seconds
TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd, (TCEC) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings and the sole
franchise holder for Renault cars in Malaysia is proud to introduce a new addition to the Renault line-up – the
Renault Mégane RS 265 Trophy Edition.
History was rewritten on the 17th of June 2011, on the legendary Nürburgring circuit, more specifically the
Nordschleife (northern loop). Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy set a new lap record in the front-wheel drive
category, where cars must conform strictly to production specifications. By setting a lap time of 8′ 08″,
Mégane R.S. Trophy beat the record held since 2008 by Mégane R26.R, which was 8′ 17″.
The Renault Mégane RS 265 Trophy Edition is a tribute to this achievement.
Powering the Mégane RS 265 Trophy Edition is the same 2.0 liter turbocharged engine found in its world
record holder sibling. 265 hp and 360 Nm of torque is efficiently channeled to the wheels through a 6 speed
manual transmission. Zero – 100kph is dispatched in 6.0 seconds, with a top speed of 250kph.
Unique to the Mégane RS 265 Trophy Edition is Sirius Yellow Metallic ID Paint. The Trophy Edition comes only
in this iconic hue, which was first introduced on the previous generation Mégane R26. Another Trophy Edition
exclusive are the gloss black 19” Speedline alloys with red outline, wrapped with Ultra-High Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres. These tyres offer higher levels of grip compared to the standard tyres on
the regular Mégane RS 265 Cup. Its asymmetric design, derived from Formula 1, gives balanced dynamic
performance with great responsiveness, particularly on cornering, precise steering and a high level of safety
on wet surfaces. This winning combination was the same specification used to set the world record in 2011.
All this is topped off with a serial numbered plaque to mark this special edition.
The same proven equipment used for the world record car has also made its way into the Mégane RS 265
Trophy Edition. The sublime Cup Chassis, Mechanical Limited Slip Differential, Brembo Brakes, and Perfohub
(Independent Steering Axis Front Suspension set up to eliminate torque steer) are all standard.
Inside, supportive Recaro seats are complemented by yellow ascents throughout the cabin. The RS monitor
relays lap times and real time vehicle performance parameters to the driver via the centrally mounted display.
The Renault Mégane RS 265 Trophy Edition retails at RM 244,252 (on the road excl. insurance).