The Megane RS Trophy comes with 265 PS (195 kW / 261 bhp) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque, up 15 PS and 20 Nm, respectively, over the standard model.

Renault has unleashed a more powerful special edition of the Megane RS.

The Megane RS Trophy comes with 265 PS (195 kW / 261 bhp) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque, up 15 PS and 20 Nm, respectively, over the standard model.

The Megane RS Trophy boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 5.09kg/hp and specific power of 132.5hp/liter from its revised 2.0 liter turbocharged unit. The pressure on the turbo was increased by 0.2 bar (2.9 psi) to 2.5 bar (36.3 psi) and the air intake design was changed to allow for a higher pressure too.

The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 6.0 seconds flat compared to the 6.1 of the standard model and top speed is also up slightly (by 4 km/h) to 254 km/h (157.8 mph).

The car comes with a black roof, special decals, a new rear spoiler and 19-inch gloss black wheels. Besides the new Sirius Yellow finish seen in the photos, the RS Trophy will also be offered in Glacier White, Etoilé Black and Cassiopée Grey.

Still with an eye towards fuel-economy, Renault promises the Megane RS Trophy will have a relatively decent consumption rate of 8.2 liters/100 km (34.4 mpg UK) with a CO2 quotient of 190 g/km.

The Renault Megane RS Trophy will make its public debut on June 17 at the Renault Sport Day at the Nürburgring in Germany.

The Megane RS Trophy becomes available for order on June 20 and will be sold in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.

Prices in France start at €35,500.

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