Special version of the Mégane Renaultsport celebrates third F1 constructor title

A new version of the Renault Mégane Renaultsport has been revealed, called the Red Bull Racing RB8.

To celebrate its third constructor's world title in Formula 1, Renault and Red Bull have created the new model to become a flagship for the range.

The RB8 comes with a range of additional equipment including Red Bull Racing branding, Recaro seats, R-Link multimedia and a TomTom Live navigation system, Bridgestone Potenza tyres and the latest version of the on-board RS Monitor.

Red Bull branding continues inside, with bespoke aluminium kickplates and carpets.

An exclusive Twilight Blue finish with Platinum Grey detail will also be available on the hot hatch. 

The RB8 will use the same 2.0-litre turbocharged 261bhp engine with stop-start as the Mégane Renaultsport 265 Cup.

As with the Cup, the RB8 features stiffer springs, dampers, anti-roll bar, limited-slip differential and grooved discs with Brembo callipers.

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21 May 2013

a Clio Williams.

21 May 2013

Urghhh, I hate Red Bull. What a shame this exists. I hope the changes are merely cosmetic so buyers don't lose anything by having a fine car covered in the decals of a fizzy drinks manufacturer and F1 cheats.

21 May 2013

super-limited edition version? Fun at the time, but likely to give you a headache the morning after.

21 May 2013

Take the naff stickers off and it looks pretty good. Only 30 coming to the UK.


21 May 2013

So for the F1 tie in they have added weight and non performance related equipment making it heavier and slower than the car it's based on. Hmm not very clever. In fact it's appalling. Embarrassing.

 

 

21 May 2013

Renault were recently complaining, they weren't gaining enough publicity from their F1 involvment.

 

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22 May 2013

It makes no sense that you can have a 3-door Megane but you can't have a 3-door Clio.

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