Renault Megane RS Trophy sets Nurburgring record for production FWD car

Renault Megane RS Trophy

Usually, when you hear about Nurburgring records it’s all focused around supercars. Well, Renault Sport set its first lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Nordschleife on June 23, 2008, with a time of 8:17 posted by a Megane R26.R.

Renault is now back with the Megane RS Trophy, which set a new lap record at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife for a production-spec front-wheel drive car. The Renault Megane RS Trophy lapped the Nordschleife in an outstanding time of 8 minutes and 7.97 seconds on the course.

“Today’s lap time is the fruit of an increase in power output to 265-hp, along with careful set-up work and a tyre choice optimised by Renault Sport engineers,” Renault said in a statement. “This limited edition version reveals the exceptional performance potential of Megane R.S.”

– By: Omar Rana