Our spy photographers have caught the first images of a special edition Renault Megane RS. It will likely feature more power than the standard Renault Megane RS.
Our spy photographers have caught the first images of a Renault Megane RS special edition.
Undergoing testing on the Nurburgring, the prototype features a revised front bumper with four-slotted vents on the sides. Also, clearly for testing purposes, the lower center lip section of the bumper has been cut out to give unobstructed air exposure to a larger intercooler sitting just within. These modifications indicate the special edition will have more power and better brakes than the standard Megane RS which was revealed at Geneva last year. Other goodies will likely include a 'Cup' suspension, a limited-slip differential, and a six-speed manual transmission.
As you may recall, the Megane RS is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 250 PS (184 kW / 247 bhp) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque. In recent years, it has been outgunned by models like the 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp) Ford Focus RS500 and the 266 PS (195 kW / 261 bhp) Seat Leon Cupra R.