NEW CAR: Mégane Renaultsport 265
Renault has just announced details and pricing of its New Mégane Renaultsport 265 – available to order in two versions: 265 Cup available for £24,825 on-the-road and 265 at £26,025. The cars will be in UK showrooms from early April, and boast a 15hp power and 20Nm torque hike in grunt, new ‘Sport’ mode from the Renaultsport Dynamic Management system – changing the exhaust note and offering the full 265hp. There's also a few new options: Renaultsport ‘Red Design Pack’ (red striping on front blade, rear diffuser and side protection mouldings) £350, rear parking camera with front parking sensors for £360 and Visio System by Renault (lane departure warning and auto high/low beam) is available on the 265 priced £300, as well as one new colour, Arctic White. The much revered Cup Chassis Pack is also available on the top-of-the-range 265 for £1,350, with 18” alloy wheels in matt black fitted 235/40 R18 95Y Michelin Sport 2 tyres, grooved brake discs, limited slip differential, red brake calipers, stiffer springs/dampers/anti-roll bars – undoubtedly the one to plug for, harnessing the extra grunt with better dynamics. Renaultsport enthusiasts can also look forward to several new design alloy wheels: 18” ‘Tibor’ matt black for the 265 Cup and when the optional Cup chassis is selected on the 265, 18” ‘Tibor’ satin anthracite fitted as standard to the 265, 19” ‘Steev’ Speedline in a diamond cut finish as an option and 19” ‘Steev’ Speedline in a gloss black finish with a red rim and Bridgestone RE050A tyres as an option. Looking good, sounding good and well-specced and priced... bravo Renault.