2009 Renault Megane RS 250HP review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 5 March 2009 , 11:03:58 byDan

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Renault Megane RS 250HP

French model Renault Megane Sport combines great handling with performance. It receives power from an engine capable of generating 250 horsepower and it features two chassis, Sport and Cup and unmistakable sporting coupe credentials. The engine we were talking about is in fact a 2.0-liter 16-valve turbocharged petrol engine capable of generating 340 Nm of torque and, as we already said, 250 horsepower. After a lot of modifications the engine was enabled to produce 20 horsepower and 40 Nm of torque over Megane R26.R. All the output produced is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engineers have also modified the acoustics of the Renault Sport 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to produce a sporty pitch audible inside the cabin under acceleration. The new model features the same suspension arrangement as the current Megane Renault Sport. The suspension and steering functions have been separated to ensure a particularly high standard of handling and traction performance thanks to an independent steering axis layout at the front. The chassis comes with a limited slip differential for even greater traction. The electric power steering features specific, sportier calibration and benefits from the latest improvements seen on the new Renault Megane aimed to achieving greater precision and even more feedback from the road. The front bumper incorporates the LED daytime running lights, as well as the splitter which recalls the low-slug nose of the R28 Formula 1 car. On the inside we will find extra lateral support for the seats, to the analogue rev-counter with visual and audible gearshift indicator. The aluminum pedal cover and the specific steering wheel complete with thumb rests. Renault Sport Technologies has combined its experience of motor sport with its longstanding production expertise to develop a comprehensive range of sporting cars.