• Jan 7, 2009
Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Renault Megane Trophy concept

Hot hatch enthusiasts know what it means when Renault unveils a new compact car: a new Renaultsport variant will follow. The French automaker's performance division continues to roll out some the hottest compacts in the business, so when the wraps came off the third-generation Megane in Paris this past fall, it was only a matter of time before the tuned-up sport version would follow, and reports now indicate that it'll arrive this March at the Geneva Motor Show.

For this latest generation of Megane, Renault continues to differentiate the sporty three-door from the more utilitarian five-door model, but the RS version promises to raise the bar yet again. Taking cues from the Megane Trophy racer (pictured above) also unveiled at the Paris show, the new Megane RS is tipped to feature a wider track, flared wheel arches, a wing bisecting the front air dam, and a center-exit exhaust. Power is expected to come from the company's 2.0-liter turbo, but tuned to produce 250 horsepower. The requisite chassis tuning, optional limited slip differential and beefy Brembo brakes promise to round out the package.

[Source: Autocar via WCF]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      drop the pussy magnet yellow and that ridiculous wing and it wouldn't be so bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the pearl yellow color..
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing looks awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Because this car is actually an insane, over-the-top gremlin whereas the 3 is merely tepid. Gremlin-faced cars should always been shooting around the track, glaring mockingly into the rearview mirror of the people they're about to pass.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it looks ridiculous. and only 250 hp. no way it would see here if it was over 23k
        • 6 Years Ago
        the Megane Trophy race car in the picture is powered by a 3.5l V6 with 360hp. The normal Megane RS will look more like the standart Coupe...

        http://bilder.autobild.de/ir_img/60174606_2ab20cde27.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        Its the Trophy racer that is pictured. I'd imagine it would have more horses to back up that insane bodywork. The 250hp RS probably looks a lot tamer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why don't I mind the gremlin smile on this, but hate the one the the Mazda3?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cna this please be the new Nissan Sentra

      please


      purtty please

      • 6 Years Ago
      verrrry nice. Glad to see a sweet french car after having the misfortune of driving a citroen c3 with the semi-automatic transmission. That thing will put a bad taste in the mouth of anyone driving a french car for the first time..
      • 6 Years Ago
      If it's light enough, 250 hp could be more than enough...
      Stop thinking only about pure power.