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Typically, when Renault comes out with a Monaco or Silverstone GP edition or something similar, it's targeted at those who'd like to get their hands on a full-fat Renaultsport model but can't quite get there. This time, however, the Monaco Grand Prix edition packs everything you'd expect from a Megane RS, and then some.

The Renault Megane RS 250 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four producing 246 horsepower, along with a glass roof, 19-inch alloys, red Brembo brake calipers and bi-xenon headlights. It only comes in pearlescent white, which contrasts nicely with the glossy black trim on the grille, side mirrors and rear diffuser – a theme continued inside with the black and white interior.

Since all 50 examples of this special are reserved exclusively for the Australian market, however, you'll have to admire it from afar in the high-res image gallery and the press release after the jump.
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Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition Released in Australia

Renault Sport pays homage to the iconic Monaco GP circuit and the glamour of Monaco with a luxury limited edition of the award-winning Mégane R.S. 250. The Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition.

Aimed at fans of elegance, sport and style, the Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco GP will be available in Australia and more than a dozen markets worldwide. Just 50 examples will be offered for sale here, each individually numbered.

The Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco GP is finished in an eye-catching pearlescent white paint, underlining its luxurious and exclusive status. The dynamic and powerful exterior is accentuated by piano black treatments for the side mirrors, rear diffuser and fog-lamp surrounds. There are black headlight masks and Monaco GP badges on the flanks.

Luxury is the key to the Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco GP. For the first time, integrated satellite navigation is available on a Mégane R.S. 250. The passenger-centric approach delivers stylish, electric-adjusting, leather-covered, heated Monaco GP sport seats, which cosset and cushion the driver and passenger alike. The centre console, dash-strip and door handles feature white cabin details; while the seats and floor mats receive exclusive Monaco GP stitching.

Adding to the comfort of the cabin is the extensive fixed glass roof (complete with shade cover) that bathes the cabin in welcome daylight. The Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco GP will also be fitted with 19" alloy wheels, 4-pot Brembo® brake with red callipers, and bi-xenon directional headlights.

The Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco GP has a recommended retail price of $48,990 (excluding dealer delivery and statutory charges).

Like all Mégane Renault Sport models, the Monaco GP Limited Edition is powered by a 184 kW (250 hp) four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine, producing 340 Nm of torque at just 3,000 rpm.

Commenting on the latest edition to the Renault Sport family, Justin Hocevar, Managing Director Renault Australia, said, "The award-winning Mégane R.S. 250 has already become an instant classic in Australia and I am sure this exclusive limited edition will follow suit.

"This incredibly luxurious version of the Mégane R.S. 250 will appeal to lovers of hot hatches who don't want to compromise on their everyday creature comforts. The snug and cosy Monaco GP sport seats will win over even the most a sceptical spouse.

"I urge customers to hurry into their Renault dealership quickly as these exclusive cars are sure to become collectors' items and won't hang around for long."

To coincide with the launch of the Mégane R.S. 250 Monaco GP, Renault is announcing it will extend the factory warranty on all Renault Sport models purchased as of 27th August, 2011 to 3-years/unlimited kms.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      This is an incredibly good looking car, once you get paste the black lipstick! I know here in America the name Renault doesn't exactly stir up happy thoughts for those old enough to remember the last car the sold in America... BUT, I think enough time has pasted... Bring this to the states, Pronto!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just more photos that only make us jealous of the rest of the world.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm gonna go ahead and be /that guy/ today. The car is beautiful but the headline to this article makes no sense. The idiom "gild the lily" suggests that the upgrades would be superfluous and unnecessary, but this car seems awesome. I appreciate the creative attempt, but this one needs more editing.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Thank you. To all writers, everywhere: if you don't understand a phrase, *don't use it*. Better yet, heed the advice of George Orwell and avoid cliché metaphors completely.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What the Honda CRX should have been.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car could totally duke it out w/ the Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder..... ....for longest model name ever.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! That Hyundai Veloster looks great... ;)
      • 3 Years Ago
      another hot hatch from Europe, 246hp in such a small package!!! great fro the boy racers! too bad the interior is not as good s the exterior. Is Renault copying Hyundai? Rear end looks Veloster-like!
        • 3 Years Ago
        You've got that backwards. Duane. The current Megane dates back to 2008.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The Megane Coupe was launched in 09... And the interior is pretty good too, but i guess you'd have to know what the hell you were talking about to know that.
      Mohannad Aldubayan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hyundai Veloster will sell more since it's much cheaper....
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mohannad Aldubayan
        250hp vs. 138hp That alone says what markets these 2 are put towards. Plus, the Megane is currently the fastest production FWD car on the Nurburgring. I don't see the Veloster doing that unless Hyundai releases a Veloster 2.0T R-Spec Track.
      • 3 Years Ago
      loud and wrong
        • 3 Years Ago
        Are you looking at the same car the rest of us are? Loud and OH SO RIGHT.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When looking at the pics I was thinking that the rear of this car looked really familiar, then it came to me...Hyundai Veloster. yep..
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      This > Nissan juke
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