Sip­ping from the Cup

Wheels (Australia) - - Head To Head -

The big ticket item in the Cup pack is the Torsen me­chan­i­cal lim­ited-slip dif­fer­en­tial, the stan­dard car mak­ing do with an e-diff. In ad­di­tion to that, there are re­vised springs, dampers and bump stops, Brembo brake calipers, and 355mm di­am­e­ter front brake discs – an in­crease of 15mm com­pared with the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion Me­gane RS. The ‘bi­ma­te­rial’ discs, which com­bine alu­minium and cast iron, re­duce unsprung weight by 1.8kg at each cor­ner and im­prove brake cool­ing. In­ter­la­gos 19-inch al­loy wheels round out the $1490 pack. Cu­ri­ously, the Cup pack is only avail­able on man­ual ver­sions of the RS280, so no lap-time-shav­ing combo of flappy pad­dles and slippy diff.

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