Prices of the revised 2012 Renaultsport Megane 265 Cup and 265 start from £24,825 and £26,025 respectively.
Thanks to an increase in the model’s turbo boost pressure by 0.2 bar to 2.5 bar, power has been raised by 15bhp to 261bhp and 15lb ft of torque to 266lb ft. As a result, the fettled Megane trims the previous car’s 0-62mph sprint by 0.1sec to 6.0sec and increases top speed by 2mph to 158mph. Its power-to-weight-ratio is 188bhp per tonne.
Two power settings can be selected, either the default 247bhp/251lb ft or full-fat 261bhp/266lb ft.
The hot Megane is available with three new options. These comprise a £350 ‘Red Design Pack,’ (which adds red striping to the car’s front and rear lower valances and side skirts), Renault’s Visio lane departure warning system (£300), as well as front and rear parking sensors with parking camera, which costs £360.
Renaultsport’s Cup chassis pack is also available on the ‘265 for an additional £1350. Features include a limited slip differential, red brake calipers, stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars and matte black 18-inch alloys clad in 235/40 R18 Michelin Sport 2 rubber.
A new addition to the Renaultsport 265 Cup’s interior is carbon grey Renaultsport cloth with red stitching and red seatbelts. The 2012 Renaultsport Megane range is also available in a new Arctic White colour.
Renault has sold 10,000 Renaultsport Meganes worldwide since 2010.