Renault Megane RS Red Bull


Celebrating its partnership with the F1 winning team Red Bull for the third and last time – following the Clio and Twingo – Renault unveiled a Red Bull edition of the Megane RS.

The limited-edition Megane R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 is based on the Collection 2012 version of the model to which a raft of technologies and sporty equipment has been grafted to satisfy even the most exacting drivers. The list of standard features includes a Cup chassis, a limited slip differential and red brake callipers. It continues with the R.S. Monitor which takes its inspiration from the on-board telemetry systems seen in motor racing. The car has 250 hp and over 300 nm of torque which is enough for a fun-filed drive.

Visually, the RS RB7 gets unqiue aero kit with exclusive paint job and decals. The interior too does benefit from the treatment.

Renault Megane R.S. Red Bull Racing 2 Renault Megane RS Red Bull

Details in Renault’s press release:

A car with two personalities: ‘reasonable’ and ‘fun’…

The chief new feature introduced by Renault Sport is the addition of Stop&Start technology for the 2.0 16V 265 engine. The hot hatch benchmark now benefits from optimised fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of just 7.5 litres/100km* (down 0.7 litres/100km) and 174g/km* (down 16g/km) respectively. As a consequence, the eco-surtax applied to Megane R.S. in France has been reduced by ?550, from ?1,300 to ?750.

Feel like being reasonable? Simple: select ‘Normal’ mode! The Stop&Start system is activated, while the engine delivers a power output of 250hp, plus peak torque of 340Nm. The emergency brake assist and ESC functions are also switched on to deliver a sensation of intense motoring enjoyment in everyday use.

Fancy a little more fun? Switch to the ‘Sport’ mode… The Stop&Start system and emergency brake assist are deactivated and maximum torque climbs to 360Nm. The engine produces an extra 15 horsepower, while the ESC switches to ‘Sport’ mode, enabling the potential of the chassis and engine to be exploited to the full. The pleasure is heightened by the rousing exhaust pitch.

Megane R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 rounds off the series of limited-edition versions released to celebrate the brand’s association with the Renault-powered Red Bull Racing F1 team, winner of the Formula 1 World Championship in 2010 and 2011 and leader of this year’s provisional standings.

The Megane R.S. success story

Introduced in 2004, Megane R.S. showcases the savoir-faire of the men and women at Renault Sport. It stands out today as the market’s best-selling high-performance C-segment coupe, with more than 15,000 cars sold since the launch of Megane III R.S. in 2010. It has attracted a following of devotees across the globe, from Europe and South America, to Japan, Australia and South Africa.

The list of ultra-sporty limited-edition Renault Sport Meganes dates back to 2005:

2005: the first limited-edition Megane R.S. Trophy featured a Sport chassis, making it a car for the purists.

2006: Megane R.S. F1 Team R26 was introduced to celebrate Renault’s Formula 1 world title in 2005.

2007: the radically sporty Megane R.S. R26 R established a new record by becoming the fastest two-wheel drive, front-wheel drive car round the N?rburgring’s legendary Nordschleife.

2011: Megane R.S. Monaco GP.

2011: Megane R.S. Trophy established a new record for the N?rburgring with a lap of 8 minutes and 8 seconds.

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