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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 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.
The 265 Trophy uses the same chassis as the standard 250 Cup, a car which made many friends at TG HQ during its spell as a long-termer with the magazine. The new edition adds 15bhp and 15lb ft power boost and a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE05a tyres - previously seen on the Ferrari Enzo.
Want one? Order books open next month and it’ll set you back £27,820. Only 50 are going on sale so form an orderly queue. More pics and video when we get them…