Renault is aiming to trump the Golf GTI and rattle the Ford Focus RS with this Renaultsport Megane 250, revealed this morning in Geneva.
The latest hot Megane is based on the Coupé three-door Megane hatchback - Renault is said to have no plans for a five-door variant - and it uses a version of the outgoing car's 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, now cranked up to produce 247bhp (250PS).
As with the Clio and Twingo, the Renaultsport Megane will be offered with both a regular suspension set-up and a more extreme Cup chassis; the latter appears to be the spiritual successor to the outgoing Renaultsport Megane R26, since it features a limited-slip differential. All cars will feature a six-speed gearbox.
Renault has yet to confirm performance figures, prices or detailed specs on the car, but we'd expect a price tag of around £19,000 for a regular Renaultsport Megane when the car goes on sale in the UK this autumn.