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Posted: 19 May 2014
The Renault Megane 275 wants a fight with the Seat Leon Cupra
Is this the car with which Renault plans its sub-eight-minute Nurburgring assault? We suspect so, as the French firm has revealed a new, updated version of its Megane RS, dubbed the ‘275 Trophy'.
It's part of the company's ‘UNDER8' hashtag promo, suggesting it wants its FWD Nürburgring record back from that pesky Seat Leon Cupra. As such, this new Megane's 2.0-litre turbocharged engine gets ten more horsepowers (275, unsurprisingly), a titanium exhaust system, optional dampers and sticker Michelin tyres.
No word on price - or indeed the Nürburgring attempt - but something is bubbling, and we suspect it'll show down in June. Stay tuned...