The Mégane Renaultsport 250 features a two-litre, turbo-charged engine generating 250hp at 5,500rpm and 340Nm (251lb ft) of torque at 3,000rpm. Developed and tested on the Nordschleife the unit that appeared in the R26.R, the F4Rt unit has been extensively developed with more than 25% new parts.
Feeding through a new PK4 six-speed gearbox, the Mégane Renaultsport 250 accelerates 0-62mph in just 6.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 156mph.
Two chassis settings available: the standard Sport chassis and the Cup chassis, which features a limited slip differential. Differentiating the 250 from the standard Mégane, Renaultsport PerfoHub front suspension is fitted at the front featuring aluminium double-axis strut front suspension for the negation of torque steer.
Braking power is provided by massive 340mm ventilated front disc brakes with Brembo four-pot callipers and 290mm discs to the rear. With the Cup suspension, these discs are also grooved.
Unique in the Mégane class is the Renaultsport Dynamic Management: a three-stage ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) allowing the performance to be enjoyed in safety on road and on track.
Look forward to seeing the Hot Hatch Nurburgring Record in 2010.