Only 7 Renault Megane RS Trophy 300 Units Will Come To SA

There was the soft RS Lux, the sportier RS Cup and now Renault South Africa has announced that the more hardcore Trophy edition is coming to SA with a manual gearbox and EDC automatic transmission. The exterior design has some distinct changes while wearing a Liquid Yellow Paint with Trophy racing flags decals on the front fenders and close to those fenders you’ll notice unique 19-inch Jerez alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone tyres. You can still option out much lighter 19-inch Fuji wheels if you like.


Under the hood is the typical 1.8-litre turbopetrol 4-cylinder engine used on other Megane RS models as well but on the Trophy 300, the engine has been tweaked to produce a peak power output of 221 kW and 420 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h is achieved at 5.7 seconds easily and it has been equipped with 4-wheel steering system.

Renault took the chassis from the Megane RS Cup, stiffened the suspension, installed 355 mm front disc brakes and employed a Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential for the Trophy 300. The exhaust system now has a valve control system that allows the driver to reduce engine noise at a push of a button.


The inside gets Recaro sports seats as standard finished in Alcantara upholstery and the driver’s seating position has been lowered by 20 mm. It has a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster with a sporty read out. A 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen has been included with integrated performance data when you’re driving hard on a racetrack.

Only 7 units will be shipped to SA with three manual versions costing R774 900 each and four EDC versions costing R799 900 each.


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