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LIFE JUST GOT THAT MUCH MORE EXHILARATING WITH THE NEW MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY

Date: 25 Jun 2020 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Renault South Africa
Source: Renault South Africa
The New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY is the ultimate fusion of exceptional design and heart-racing performance.

The Trophy versions are renowned for their thoroughbred efficiency combining performance and accuracy, and the newest Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY certainly lives up to this legacy.

Those with the ‘need for speed’ can look forward to an all-round performance car that combines everyday driveability with even sharper on-track performance.

Aside from its undeniably good looks, the TROPHY offers a multitude of enhanced Renault Sport features, namely:

  • An even sportier exclusive design -
    On the exterior, the R.S. 300 Trophy boasts exclusive side panel Trophy insignia, a distinctive Sport front bumper with F1 blade, a specific Rear Diffuser, an intelligent central exhaust pipe and unique Jerez Triple Tone 19” wheels.

    The interior presents another step into the R.S. world with its signature Recaro seats finished in Alcantara, with racy red top-stitching on the upholstery.

    Other R.S. specific design cues within the cockpit include the Alcantara steering wheel, the Zamac Aluminium gear lever knob, and handbrake gaiter.
  • More impressive performance -
    Offered with the choice of a manual or dual-clutch EDC gearbox, and equipped with a more powerful version of the 1.8-litre turbo engine, the output is intensified to 300hp (221kW) thanks to superior upgrades to the turbo i.e. it's ceramic ball bearing turbo and intelligent exhaust pipe with Dual sound valve system.
  • Next level R.S. equipment -
    The R.S. driving experience is further enhanced through advanced and engaging technology such as the R.S. Monitor and Race Mode, for an “augmented” driving experience.

    Bi-material brakes with Red Brembo callipers not only add to the overall aesthetics but also allow for guaranteed optimum braking performance.

    Plus, the best in class Cup chassis boasts stiffer suspension with a Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential, enabling better cornering and traction, for a more thrilling drive.

    The R.S. Trophy also boasts upper segment features like 4CONTROL technology. This four-wheel steering system delivers outstanding agility through tight turns and impressive cornering stability at higher speeds.
  • Intelligent technology comes standard -
    An interactive Renault Multimedia System including an 8.7” touchscreen, satellite navigation system with SA maps, Bluetooth, USB and AUX input will keep you entertained and on the right track. Includes Smartphone replication i.e. Apple Car Play & Android Auto.

    The multitude of equipment onboard include features such as Dual Zone Climate Control, cruise control with speed limiter, Renault hands-free card, and automatic lights and wipers, so driving comfort and safety come standard too.
  • The New MEGANER.S. 300 TROPHY model is the crème de la crème of Renault Sport, with limited units available worldwide, making it an exclusive vehicle to own.
The phenomenal MEGANE R.S.TROPHY model is now 15 years old, with the first edition having launched in 2005, only 9 months after the release of the first Megane II R.S. Each new version has been an ode to the Renault Sport world with technical prowess extraordinaire.

The New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY certainly doesn’t disappoint, proudly upholding the R.S. legacy. Drawing upon decades of Renault’s Formula 1 expertise and racing innovation, Renault Sport has yet again created perfection.

Sports car enthusiasts can look forward to even greater performance and a sportier design as the New RENAULT MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY boosts the Renault Sport line-up by extending the family of Trophy versions deployed since the first generation of Mégane R.S. The R.S. 300 TROPHY was exhibited for the 1st time in 2018 at the Paris Motor show.

EXCLUSIVE STYLING –
The distinct design of the New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY is further accentuated by its sporty side panel Trophy insignia, F1-style splitter and rear diffuser, while the Jerez Triple Tone 19” wheels with bold red styling give the Trophy an imposing stance.

Stepping into the cabin one is encountered with a definite nod to the motorsport world, with many elegant yet sporty touches, the Alcantara steering wheel, the Zamac Aluminium gear knob lever, the handbrake gaiter and the racy red top-stitching on the upholstery. The pinnacle of R.S. design and comfort has to be the Recaro Bucket seats, in Alcantara upholstery, which allow the driver’s position to be lowered by up to 20mm. The position of the rigid bucket seat can be finely adjusted, while the Alcantara contributes to giving perfect support under driving conditions.

INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY –
The advanced technology within the sporty cockpit has been designed with extreme driving pleasure and comfort in mind. The Renault Sport Multimedia System includes a convenient portrait sized R-LINK 8.7” touchscreen, satellite navigation system with South African maps, Bluetooth, USB and AUX input to keep one entertained – and on the right road. Further innovative features include Dual Zone climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, a unique Renault hands-free key card for keyless entry, and automatic lights and wipers which all aid in keeping one comfortable and safe in the journey.

And then there’s the R.S. Monitor V2 on-board tracking system – playful yet ingenious – keeping the driver informed of the engine performance, featuring remarkable Race Telemetry to monitor track timing statistics.

F1-INSPIRED PERFECTION -
The New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY benefits from all the innovations within the MEGANE R.S, such as the 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system which enables a smaller turning radius, better stability, a quicker steering response, which is ideal for better track lap times giving you that much-added fun and peace of mind safety.

The Cup chassis is standard and boasts stiffer suspension with a Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential, allowing for better corning and traction. The front brakes are state of the art with bi-material discs for better endurance while the Brembo brake callipers guarantee optimum braking performance.

Four Hydraulic Compression Stops give the MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY uncompromised behaviour. This outstanding complete chassis package not only increases the performance of the vehicle bit it allows for improved comfort.

At 300hp, the New R.S. TROPHY redefines performance. With technology coming directly from Formula 1, the turbocharger’s turbine is now mounted on a ceramic ball bearing for a shorter response time. The New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY offers a choice between two transmissions: a 6-speed manual gearbox with an output of 400Nm, and a 6-speed dual-clutch EDC gearbox, exuding 420Nm.

The MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY is instantly recognisable by its extraordinary 19-inch triple tone alloy wheels. Its Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres are geared for exceptional grip and responsiveness.

The MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY features a best-in-class and fun-to-drive Cup chassis specially tuned for enthusiasts who crave the thrill of sporty performance Equipped with a limited-slip differential, the Cup chassis delivers dependable efficiency at all times, regardless of grip conditions or driving style, paired with Launch Control and Multi-Change Down on the gear change pedals (EDC only).

The new intelligent exhaust valve system contributes to maximizing engine performance. A valve system – actuated automatically depending on the driving mode selected via the Multi-Sense mode – offers a grandiose dual sound.

The valve position provides two exhaust tones, depending on the engine speed and load. When open, the load causes reduced flow resistance, enabling the gases to be routed along a more direct path, which allows the engine’s sporty and acoustic potential to be fully expressed.

The iconic New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY, represents the more track-focussed version of the MEGANE R.S. hot-hatch family, built for extreme performance and amplified driving pleasure.

PEACE-OF-MIND COMES STANDARD
To facilitate peace-of-mind driving, the New MEGANE R.S. TROPHY model range comes standard with a 5-year/ 90 000km Service Plan, plus a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at10 000km intervals.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICING
New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY Manual R774,900
New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY EDC R799,900
 
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