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Renault Megane RS: hot hatch c engine from a sports car

Renault firm has presented in Frankfurt a loaded Megane of new generation. Now I look forward to his time of passing of the Nurburgring!

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In April of this year, the Civic Type R the Honda was the fastest peredneprivodnikom North loop of the nürburgring, but once that title belonged to Renault Megane RS. French hot hatch of the new generation has all chances to regain the honorary title and set a new record Nordschleife, because he now has polnopravnym chassis: at speeds up to 60 km/h the rear wheels turn out of phase with the front at an angle of 2.7 degrees, and after 60 km/h — one degree in the same direction as the front.

The heart of the hot hatch was a 1.8-liter petrol “turboservice”, originally developed for mid-engined sports car Alpine A110, which debuted this spring in Geneva, but on the Megane its impact above: capacity increased from 252 to 280 HP and maximum torque has increased from 320 to 390 Nm. To digest a pull the front wheels helps limited-slip differential Torsen. Transmission — 6-speed manual or 6-speed robot with two clutches (in a manual mode to shift gears can be large paddles).

The dynamic characteristics of the hot-hatch manufacturer is not yet announced, though sales will start soon — in December. Alas, not in Russia: we have a model of the Megane is now inaccessible with the previous generation Megane RS is widely known in narrow circles of the Russian connoisseurs of sports cars and is considered almost a standard of the genre for its unmatched handling.

At the end of 2018, Renault plans to introduce an even more powerful version of the Megane RS Trophy under the name of: in it the engine will be boosted to 300 HP

  • Tries his hand at Garni hot hatchback and the Korean firm Hyundai: Frankfurt, she brought a compact pyatidverka N i30 with a 2.0-liter 275-horsepower engine.
  • However, the most interesting novelty of the company of Renault in Frankfurt has been the Duster crossover second generation, which is sold in Europe under the brand Dacia.

Renault Megane RS: hot hatch c engine from a sports car

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Renault Megane RS: hot hatch c engine from a sports car

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