The Renault RS275 Trophy.
The Renault RS275 Trophy.

Renault RS275 Trophy limited to 100 units

LITHE. Athletic. Agile. That's the Renault Megane RS275 Trophy.

Any buyers will need to be equally quick to get hold of one.

Only 100 examples of the hot hatch will make it to Australia, and Renault is expecting a rapid-fire sell-out.

Australia is the second biggest market for its sibling, the Megane RS265, sitting only behind France.

Expected to arrive here in September, the special edition RS275 Trophy will be one stroppy little thing with a price tag circa $60,000.

It will have 10 extra horse power (hence the 275 moniker) from the 2.0-litre engine. Power is boosted to 202kW at 5500rpm, up from 195kW on the standard car, while maximum torque remains unchanged at 360Nm from 3000-5000rpm.

Fuel consumption is 7.5 litres/100km and emissions are 174g of CO2/km.

The RS275 can be optioned with adjustable Öhlins road and track dampers with steel springs. Also available will be the front-wheel drive specific high-performance Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.

New livery includes Trophy branding on the Platine Grey F1-type front blade, while the personalised body sides feature Trophy decals. There will also be chequered flag graphics at the bottom of the doors and each door sill guards will be numbered to show off the car's exclusivity.

Other features will include 19-inch black alloys, along with leather and Alcantara Recaro bucket seats with red stitching.

Renault hopes this car will also regain the record for the fastest front-wheel drive to lap the Nurburgring circuit.

The French car maker was recently trumped for the title by the Seat Leon Cupra, which achieved a sub-eight-minute time.


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