Tested: Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy – Road Test

19 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Tested: Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy – Road Test

Tested: Renault Megane RS 265

There are few things in life make me happier than a hot hatch. Every time I get one, the experience rekindles sense of anticipation that you got you took your first drive after getting licence.

However, there was a little different about the Mégane RS 265 Trophy Special besides its stupendously long that made it that more exciting, that more exhilarating with a hint of danger.

My first thought when I got the hungry yellow hatchback “Is this finally the car to take the hot crown from Volkswagen’s GTI?” You see, the GTI is just a well put together piece of kit many pretenders have before its gutsy performance, road manners and sheer

Well, the answer to my question is an yes, but at a cost.

First, let’s get to the nuts and of the matter. Powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder mill, this top of the Mégane RS boasts a heady of power – that’s 10 more its standard RS counterpart.

That’s enough to launch it from 0 to in just six seconds while its for a top speed of 255km/h; relatively of numbers in this segment.

Under the skin, the Trophy Renault’s RS Cup chassis, limited differential and Brembo 4-piston callipers wrapped around the 340mm grooved discs all behind 19-inch STEEV alloy rims with red All of this adds up to an unbeaten lap time of 8:07,97 set around the

Surprising? Not really. This is one competent hatch.

Inside, the plays host to all the right gubbins; The radio sports USB and iPod connectivity while the climate control keeps you under pressure. The rear aid is especially useful considering the out the back is somewhat compromised design takes precedence function).

But it’s behind the leather wheel, cosseted by the Recaro seats, feet hovering over the aluminium RS pedals, the Trophy’s real credentials through. Hitting the ESP button the car’s stability system Sport mode, offering a Start function while, at the time, reducing the amount of from the ESP and ASR systems. However, the ESP off completely is probably not recommended for the driver.

I said at the beginning of this that the Mégane RS 265 Trophy take the hot hatch crown at a What price? Well, not I actually care, but some may that the Trophy doesn’t in a 5-door model.

Let’s face facts you don’t really want kids in this car anyway.

The downside is that it’s not all that much faster the standard Mégane RS with the Cup despite being R10 000 It’s also R35 000-odd than the aforementioned Golf GTI 35

But you know what? I would have one.

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