- 1,450 Miles
- Reg Date: 2014
Watch the Chris Harris Video above, testing The Trophy-R alongside the Ferrari F12, 458 Speciale, Porsche 918, 991 GT3 and BMW 3.0 M3! … He says “Its a Riot” “It’s Mega” “In terms of Fun its as much Fun as anything here!”
Here we have a very special car indeed, the Renault Megane Trophy-R. Finished Artic White Pearl with Recaro Alcantara Racing Seats it’s had just one owner from new and its travelled only 1,452 miles from new. Its one of the very last ones sold, first registered 30th January 2015.
With just 30 examples allocated to the UK it’s a very rare and collectable car indeed and a brilliant one to drive too, the current Front Wheel Drive lap Record Holder at the Nurburgring 7 minutes 54.36 seconds, to put that into perspective that’s lapping quicker than a Ferrari F430, Porsche Panamera Turbo or latest M5! To facilitate this the Renaultsport team employed Akrapovic, Ohlins and Allevard to engineer trick Exhaust and Suspension components to complement their in-house R upgrades which included shedding close to 100 kilos from the weight of the standard Trophy model.
You can read the magazine reviews below, all, quite rightly, highly rate the Trophy R, it’s a car you can have masses of fun in plus residual values should be extremely good, indeed look at its predecessor the R26-R used prices aren’t far behind the price new now and with the Trophy-R limited to just 30 UK RHD Cars its already a desirable modern classic car in the making!
The Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R is a car of giant-killing purpose and genuine excitement.
It’s a tribute to the skill of Renaultsport’s engineers that it can turn an £18k family hatchback into something with the grip, body control, stopping power and thrills comparable to those of a Lotus Exige S or Porsche 911 GT3 RS circuit special.
The Trophy-R may not be in the same league as those big hitters on outright speed, but the fact that it’s endowed with more poise, more control, sharper responses and a stronger hold on dry asphalt than it needs somehow makes it more appealing.
The perfect hot hatchback should be more usable, habitable and affordable than this, which is why the Trophy-R doesn’t get the final half star. But the market is doing all right for practical, well mannered, well priced options.
What it didn’t have was a truly unhinged, razor-edged, track-ready entrant focused enough to make a Mini GP feel like a 1.0-litre Mayfair. Until now.
Car Magazine Verdict
Only 30 Trophy-Rs will be offered for sale in the UK, out of a total production run of 250 – so it’s rare as well as exceptionally rapid. Judged by lap times alone, this is the ultimate expression of Renaultsport’s prowess; yet it’s far from too extreme to use on the road. Even the ride quality is more than acceptable.
Pistonheads Road Test
Forget objective appraisal, I want to tell you directly why the Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R is one of the best cars I’ve driven in a long time. It’s a magnificent machine, the most focused built by a mainstream manufacturer for a long, long time and a car that reveals greater depths the harder you push. Cars like this don’t happen often and we should celebrate the fact Renault is mad enough to let something like this loose on the market. The Trophy-R isn’t for everyone. But it’s one of my favourite ever cars. And I hope with this missive I’ve managed to win over a few doubters.
Renault Warranty runs until February 2018, first service two years or 12,500 miles, whichever arrives first.
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