2009 Renault Megane R26.R

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from Renault Press Release) Mйgane R26.R: the new flagship of the Renault Sport Technologies range

The latest addition to the Renault Sport family is Mйgane R26.R, a car that has been engineered for performance and extreme driving enjoyment.

Mйgane R26.R is based on Mйgane F1 Team R26 and uses the same engine, gearbox and limited slip differential, but has been lightened by 123kg and features specific suspension calibration.

On June 23, 2008, Mйgane R26.R established a new lap record for its category round the legendary Nьrburgring in Germany with a time of 8m 17s which confirms its extreme performance calling. It is easily recognizable thanks to its carbon bonnet, while its sporty credentials are immediately apparent inside, too, with its Sabelt bucket seats and harness belts.

Mйgane R26.R is a limited edition model manufactured at the Alpine Renault factory in Dieppe, France. Total production has been restricted to just 450 cars. Following its unveiling at the London Show, Mйgane R26.R is due to go on sale in October 2008.

To build on the success enjoyed by Mйgane F1 Team R26 since its launch in November 2006,

Renault has decided to market an even more potent version, the Mйgane R26.R. The Renault Sport Technologies-developed car is the latest addition to the Renault Sport range which already features Clio Renault Sport, Clio F1 team R27, Mйgane Renault Sport, Mйgane Renault Sport dCi, Mйgane F1 Team R26 and the soon to be released Twingo Renault Sport. Since its launch in April 2004, more than 20,000 Mйgane Renault Sports have been sold in almost 30 countries across the world.

The latest version of this model is poised to assert Renault Sport Technologies’ status as a

manufacturer of segment-topping high performance cars.

Mйgane R26.R was developed with the intention of:

– offering customers who regularly attend circuit days with a model boasting an unmatched price/performance ratio,

– creating an end of life ‘collectors’ version of Mйgane Renault Sport,

– contributing to Renault’s brand image.

Radical looks

Renault Sport Technologies has bestowed Mйgane R26.R with several features that give it unique looks and distinguish it at first glance from other Mйgane Renault Sport models. The varnished carbon bonnet and specific red 18-inch wheels underpin the new car’s exclusivity, while the exterior styling sports a new spoiler and graphics. The quarterlights and rear screen are made from extra-tinted polycarbonate.

Mйgane R26.R can be ordered in a choice of seven body colours, including three new shades, namely Lune Grey, Nacre White and Dynamo Blue.

Inside, Mйgane R26.R’s cabin carries over the sports calling of its exterior styling, including the use of leather and suede for the steeringwheel and gearlever bellows.

Mйgane R26.R is also equipped with Sabelt bucket seats and harness belts, and is the first touring car to have aviation-style six-point harness belts as the sole homologated restraint system. The absence of rear seats serves as a further pointer to the car’s radically sporty character which is further emphasized by the numbered plaque fixed to the centre console. A specific numbering system will be employed for each of the countries in which Mйgane R26.R is marketed:

– N°s 1 through to 230 for Great Britain,

– N°s 1 through to 126 for France,

– N°s 1 through to 26 for Switzerland,

– N°s 1 through to 26 for Spain,

– N°s 1 through to 26 for Germany.

Intended just as much to be driven round a closed circuit as it is to be enjoyed on the open

road, Mйgane R26.R can be ordered with an optional four-point roll-cage.

Weight saving: a leitmotiv

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