Drivers can adjust the dampers through 20 positions at the front and 30 at the rear, using a knob on the lower part of the instrument cluster. The body height and attitude of Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R can also be varied by adjusting the compression of the composite springs.
To support inexperienced track drivers, online tutorials and set-up sheets will be available on the Renaultsport website.
The Renaultsport engineers removed most of the insulating and sound-absorbing materials from the Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R to save 18kg. The rear seat is also jettisoned, cutting a further 20kg, and replaced with a cross-strut bar.
A further 10kg has been saved by removing the air conditioning and radio and fitting a simplified central console. Recaro bucket seats, which are single-piece polycarbonate units upholstered in leather and alcantara, trim 22kg.
A titanium Akrapovič exhaust with a carbonfibre tailpipe trim cuts another 4kg from the weight, while the removal of the rear windscreen wiper saves a further kilogramme.
The Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R wears Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, marking the first time the rubber has been offered as standard on a front-wheel drive car. The tyres are mounted on 19in Speedline Turini wheels, which reduce the unsprung weight by 5kg compared to the standard Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy.
A range of further optional extras are available to bring the Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R up to the equivalent level of performance as the Nürburgring record-lap version.
A performance braking kit is available. It comprises larger discs – with a diameter of 350mm, up from the standard 340mm – mounted on aluminium bowls. Using aluminium reduces the unsprung mass by 3kg, while the use of wider discs leads to a 100°C reduction in the operating temperature. Renaultsport says the result on the circuit is "greater consistency and heightened pedal feel".
Another option is a lithium-ion battery in place of the standard lead battery, which brings with it a 16kg weight reduction.
A 'Nürburgring Pack', comprising the Performance braking kit, lithium-ion battery, two Sabelt safety harnesses, four spare wheel covers and a retaining strap, is available as an option.
Thirty examples of the Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R are allocated to the UK at an on-the-road price of £36,430. The car is available for order from today, with first deliveries in November. The previously revealed Trophy version will cost £28,930.
The Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R will make its global public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 27 June being driven up the hill by Laurent Hurgon.
You can see Renault's record-breaking lap in the video below.
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