• Oct 5th 2008 at 7:32PM
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Click either image for high-res gallery of the Renault Megane Trophy concept

We've said it before but it warrants repeating: Renault makes some of the meanest hot hatches in the business. The (very) outgoing Megane RS has been a favorite among the track day crowd and really any European customer looking for a fast ride with sharp handling that can still serve on the daily grind. With the new Megane now out in the open, the big question on the minds of Renaultsport fans is what manner of fire-breathing demon will follow the established favorite they know and love? Clearly this isn't the answer, but if the production Megane III RS comes even remotely close to this concept car, we'll have yet another European machine to lust after.

The Renault Megane Trophy concept features a Nissan-sourced 3.5-liter V6 mounted amidship like in the old Renaultsport Clio V6, but producing a prodigious 360hp driving through a six-speed sequential gearbox, all wrapped in a competition-grade body with more wing than the Concorde and more louvers than a Parisian museum tour. Currently the car is just a concept, but could end up going into limited production for a spec racing series. Check it out in the gallery below and rest assured that it looks even more awesome in person.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      reminds me of that GTI that VW took and shoved the 600 HP engine from a rolls into
        • 6 Years Ago
        volkswagen dont own rolls royce, bmw do.. but nice try anyway
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's just an evolution of the current megane trophy and it WILL be on sale at the end of the year as an upgrade kit.
      Type "megane trophy" in google if your interested.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW, definitely....yellow! However, I agree completely with HotRodsnKustoms.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Such a hot design!

      • 6 Years Ago
      1st impression: yuck

      2nd: wow that's actually pretty cool.

      3rd: damn that's awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want that in the U.S.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm with you, if it was sold here, say around 40k, i'd buy one for hoonage and pure silly road presence
      • 6 Years Ago
      that actually looks pretty sweet..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like! I like! Looks like a rally car a la Mad Max! I see a hint of the 3 door Focus in the profile, but it is unique all the same. Very hot French car!
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have not been so in love with a French car since the R5 Turbo. Too bad it will be neutered for production and never see U.S. shores.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's ridiculous and outrageous, but in all the right ways. Two big thumbs up for what could be an awesome successor to the Clio V6.
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