The Nürburgring isn’t just used as a race track you know… A lot of its business comes from car manufacturers fine tuning their chassis setups on this, one of the most demanding circuits in the world. “The green hell” as it has been described has become something of a performance car battleground as big brands are using their lap times as a marketing tool. Seat currently hold the record for fastest front wheel drive car to lap the track, but Renault aim to know them clean off of their perch with the new Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy.
A followup from the astonishing Renaultsport Megane 265, of which we tested, the Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy is the ultimate in hot hatchback adolescence. Its flared wheel arches and dual stripe decal are just precursors to this cars performance potential. 271BHP and 266lb ft of torque is produced from its 2.0 litre turbocharged engine. Extra power is sourced from a new exhaust system. The Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but in order to take the Nürburgring crown it has to beat the scorching time of 7 minutes 58.4 seconds. Inside you will find a set of Recaro bucket seats trimmed with Alcantara and leather.