2004 Renault Megane Trophy review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 3 February 2007 , 12:02:34 byAlina

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Renault Megane Trophy

The new Renault Megane Trophy will be unveiled at the 2005 Paris Motor Show. The model was modified and it is lower by a full 10 centimeters, it has widened wheel arches and a rear diffuser that contribute to the incredible and powerful look of the model that can accelerate reaching a top speed of 155 mph. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine and can deliver more than 320 horsepower that are being sent to the wheels through a semi-automatic transmission. The electronic control system that covers all engine, transmission and automatic clutch management functions is from Magneti-Marelli. Thanks to its dynamic elements, strong power-to-weight ratio and wind-tunnel developed aerodynamics the Megane Trophy can easily be compared with different GT racers. After its grand premier on the Renault Competition stand of the Paris Motor Show, the car will be given an initial shakedown at the end of October. The development tests will start sometime in November.

At Paris Motor Show in 2005 will be unveiled the new Renault Megane Trophy. With a sporting tradition the designers took the Megane Renaultsport 225 to refine its sleek lines
and the result of the bodywork was lowered by a full 10 centimetres - widened wheel arches and rear diffuser combine to give the 155mph plus Megane Trophy incredible looks and a powerful stance.

The Renault Megane has a 3.5-litre V6 engine and develops more than 320hp and features semi dry sump lubrication.

Renaultsport's latest offering pulls out all the stops to deliver a powerful product with single-seater values. Its tubular chassis, mid-engined V6 powerplant and semi-automatic gearbox make this a top level racing machine.

The Megane's electronic control system is by Magneti-Marelli and covers all engine, gearbox and automatic clutch management functions plus the data acquisition that is essential for drivers and engineers to unleash every fraction of the car's performance.
Driveability is also enhanced by the specially-designed Michelin tyres, while stopping power comes courtesy of ventilated discs with six-pot callipers at the front and four-pot at the rear.

In dynamics terms, strong power-to-weight ratio and wind-tunnel developed aerodynamics, make Mégane Trophy comparable with some GT racers.

Next spring, around 30 Megane Trophy racers will feature in a championship covering eight European race meetings with two races at most venues.

After its grand unveiling on the Renault Competition stand of the Paris Motor Show (Hall 7.2), the Megane Trophy will be given an initial shakedown at the end of October before the first development tests get underway in November.