Megane’s hardcore history
THE MODEL that put the Megane RS on the hot-hatch map is the stripped out and caged R26.R. Endowed with ‘only’ 169kW, the big-bummed original sizzled at the ’Ring in ’08 with a time of 8:16.9sec. Next up, the 250 Cup, received a stiffened chassis over the Sport and more track-focused suspension. Finally, the 275 Trophy-R is often heralded as the best bum-dragger – with an addictive induction noise. It lapped the Nurburgring in 7:54.36sec in 2014.