Prices for the Renault Mégane RS Trophy have been announced, starting at £31,810 for the entry-level six-speed manual variant.
For £33,510, the range-topping hot hatch is available with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The Cup chassis, optional on the Mégane RS, comes fitted as standard on the Trophy, comprising a Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential, 25% firmer shock absorbers, 30% firmer springs and 10% stiffer anti-roll bars.
Further standard kit includes unique lightweight 19in alloy wheels, Trophy stripes on the front bumper and an active exhaust system.
Both the engine and chassis of the Mégane RS Trophy have received extensive attention, helping it to earn the title of the most potent series-production car to be produced by Renault’s performance arm.
Using a ramped-up version of the Mégane RS’s turbocharged 1.8-litre engine with a new exhaust system, the Trophy produces up to 296bhp and 310lb ft of torque. Those are gains of 20bhp and 22lb ft, and while it’s still 20bhp short of the Honda Civic Type R, the Trophy has a healthy 15lb ft advantage.