The hot hatch from the French automaker sets a lap record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife for a production-spec front-wheel drive car.

The Renault Megane RS Trophy has set a new lap record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife for a production-spec front-wheel drive car.

With Renault Sport development driver Laurent Hurgon behind the wheel, the recently-unveiled sport hatch/coupe set a record lap time today (June 17) of 8 minutes and 7.97 seconds on the course - beating the old record of 8 minutes and 17 seconds set by the previous Renault Megane R26.R.

The Megane RS Trophy comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged unit with an output of 265 PS (195 kW / 261 bhp) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque. That's an increase of 15 PS and 20 Nm, respectively, over the standard Megane RS.

The RS Trophy used Bridgestone RE050A high performance tires for the run.

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