Widely considered the hottest of hot-hatches, the Renaultâ€™s dedicated performance arm Renault Sport, has introduced the new Renault Sport MÃ©gane RS 265 LUX 2.0 Turbo.
With many local industry awards under its belt, including â€œHot Hatch of the Year 2011â€ and by CAR Magazine and â€œ2012 Best Buys – Hot Hatchâ€ by TopCar Magazine, the RS MÃ©gane features a few subtle exterior updates and a slight revision of the 2.0 litre turbocharged engine.
Available exclusively in three door configuration â€“ pleasing the hard-core aficionados no doubt â€“ the new RS MÃ©gane sports a larger diamond logo and Renault Sport badging on the already imposing grille.
An F1 inspired blade insert in the lower airdam section and daytime running LED lights complete the front updates.
Out back the centrally mounted large bore exhaust is now fully integrated into the diffuser, another nod to Renaultâ€™s F1 exploits.
The 2.0 litre, 16-valve, 4 cylinder RS turbocharged petrol engine delivers 195kW (265hp) at 5 500 rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm at 3 800 rpm. In tandem with a six-speed gearbox, the powerplant delivers exceptional performance: a 0 to 100kpm sprint clocks up just six seconds while top speed is 250kph.
New MÃ©gane Renault Sport 265 LUX: R389 900
Fixed Glass Roof: R8 000
Rear Camera Park Assist : R5 000
Metallic Paint: R2 500
Special Metallic Paint (Sirius Yellow): R20 000