17 June 2011 - 12:00
New Megane sets fwd ‘Ring Record
The Renaultsport Megane 265 Trophy's just gone round the Nurburgring nine seconds faster than the previous front-wheel drive record holder.
The big-bummed Megane R26R has held the title since 2008 with an 8m 17s time, but was beaten by Renault development driver, Laurent Hurgon, in a standard 265T during his second lap of the morning. He made it round in 8min 7.97sec.
See more pics of the Renault 265 Trophy
The 265 Trophy uses the same chassis as the standard 250 Cup, a car which is making many friends (well, making friends with the editor and his mates, at least) at TG HQ during current its spell as a long-termer with the magazine. The new edition adds 10kW power boost and a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE05a tyres - previously seen on the Ferrari Enzo.
Want one? Go and bug your Renault dealer, because it's not actually confirmed for Australia yet. More pics and video when we get them...