Renault Megane RS 250 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition

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.