Max speed 254 kph (157.48 mph)
0 - 40 kph 2.0 s
0 - 80 kph 4.4 s
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s
0 - 180 kph 19.3 s
0 - 60 mph 6.1 s
0 - 100 mph 14.3 s
1000 m 26.1 s @ 207 kph
1/4 mile 14.4 s @ 102 mph


Power 195 kw (261 bhp / 265 ps) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) @ 5000 rpm
Displacement 2 liters (122 ci)
Bore and stroke 82.7 mm (3.3 in) x 93 mm (3.7 in)
Compression 8.6 to 1
Engine type inline4 16V Turbo
Engine location front

General data

Gearbox 6speed manual
Drive front wheel drive
Fuel capacity 60 l
Year of introduction 2011
Home country France


Curb weight 1409 kg (3100 lbs) +
Size 4.3 m (169 in) long, 1.85 m (73 in) wide and 1.44 m (56 in) high
Wheelbase 2.65 m (104.2 in)
Track width 1.59 m (62.8 in) front, 1.55 m (60.9 in) rear


Power to Weight ratio 186 bhp/tonne
Power per liter 131 bhp/liter
1/8 mile (est) 9.6 s @ 82 mph stats

FL Rank Position - 264/1598, 22 points
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Lap Times (27)

Track Time Position Faster than Slower than
Tsukuba 1:07.50 128/345 BMW M3 Sport Evolutione Honda Civic Type-R JDM
Suzuka 2:34.28 16/30 Honda NSX Type-S Zero Honda NSX-R
Fuji Raceway 2:06.43 18/19 Honda S2000 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Raceland 0:56.49 6/60 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX BMW M3
Hockenheim Short 1:16.40 308/743 Audi S4 Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy
Anglesey National 1:05.30 45/92 Jaguar XKR Nissan 370Z
Bedford Autodrome West Circuit (post 06/2008) 1:26.10 61/155 BMW M3 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400
Bedford Autodrome West Circuit (post 06/2008) 1:28.50 90/155 Honda Civic Type-R Mugen Lexus IS F
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Club 1:27.30 83/149 Renault Megane R26.R BMW M135i
Rockingham National 1:23.50 27/86 Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ 300
Nordschleife Full 8:07.97 22/30 Honda Integra Type R BMW M6
Llandow 0:49.20 17/20 Nissan Skyline GT-R Peugeot 208 GTI
Nordschleife 8:07.97 161/350 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 BMW M6
Twin Ring Motegi 1:40.49 9/10 Nissan Skyline GT-R Porsche 911 Turbo
Castle Combe 1:23.83 16/32 Lotus Elise S1 Lexus IS F
Rockingham Oval Circuit 0:45.50 1/3 Opel Astra OPC 2012
Suzuka 2:33.33 14/30 Honda NSX-R Ferrari F355
Killarney 1:27.45 43/101 Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG Performance Package Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Le Mans (Bugatti) 2:02.23 48/57 Subaru Impreza WRX STI tS BMW M235i
Fuji Speedway (post 2005) 2:06.70 46/55 BMW 135i Coupe Audi TT RS Coupe
Sachsenring 1:43.06 152/263 Subaru Impreza WRX STI tS Opel Astra OPC 2012
Hockenheim Short 1:19.20 477/743 VW Golf R32 BMW M550d xDrive
Millbrook Handling Circuit 0:44.50 8/32 Mazda RX-8 Opel Astra OPC 2012
Top Gear Track 1:27.00 113/236 Aston Martin Vanquish S Lexus IS F
Ferte Gaucher 2:13.00 w 33/40 BMW M5 BMW M4
Blyton Park Outer Circuit 1:14.00 27/34 Jaguar XFR Seat Leon Cupra 280 DSG
Kakucs Ring 0:49.62 10/37 Mini Cooper S BMW 640d

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Community comments (97)

  2 years ago
0-200 kph: 22.1 seconds
1/4 mile: 14.18 seconds

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  2 years ago
"But I do see a lot of them at Trackdays at the end of the month"

There is only 50 trophys in the UK so you would be hard pushed to see lots of them at track days!

RS500 and Scirocco R's are nice cars but they can't hadle very well. the RS500 is too heavy at the front and SR doesn't have an LSD.
  2 years ago
Is that right - what was the official lap time for the new Type R?
  2 years ago
the new type r they have been testing has the fastest time around the ring for any hatch now, and its not even out until 2015, they say they are making it faster
  2 years ago
I don't think it is.

Great, And fun, price isn't too bad, and the looks are fairly good, I don't think theres such thing as the best in anything, but id gladly chose a RS500 or Scirocco R over this.

But I do see a lot of them at Trackdays at the end of the month.
  2 years ago
  2 years ago
Atleast it is one of the fastest! ;)
  2 years ago
The best FWD sports car in the world?
  2 years ago

Its not about raw speed, its about how it handles the speed on a track. The Evo FQ was faster at Rockingham, a renouned power track with some infield, whereas the Evo 9 was slower at Raceland which is much more corner orientated.

Power doesnt always overcome a cars deficit.
  2 years ago
@ skyzo: LOL @ your analogy. :D
  2 years ago
thanx toa higher turbo-pressure (2.5bar instead of 2.3bar) and better intake system.
2.5 bar? that seems pretty much as wrong as my grandma doing a backflip on my snowboard.
i would say more around 1.6bars.

plus how can a Meg RS265 be faster then an evo IX ????
i own both and know what im talking about.. that is as irrealistic as doing grandma on board.
  2 years ago
The Lap Time around Suzuka (2:33 ...) the Mégane is using semi slick tyres.
Advan Neova AD08 as everybody can see in minute 1:25

Nurburgring time is not done with Potenza re050A too.
Even if you compare with some other cars in other tracks, the gap makes no sence at all
  2 years ago
@Sportic: the Megane rs trophy's time was on a full Nürburgring lap (the widely used Sport Auto Layout), as proven on video. BTG is much shorter. You should inform you before you comment
  2 years ago
8'26 (Full track) megane rs trophy
8"07'97(BTG time) megane rs trophy
8'11'26 (BTG time) megane R26R
btg track is not full track
renault is FAKE
  2 years ago
Re all the pathetic comments on here by people, why is the lap time a fake? The record was done witnessed by various car magazines such as EVO and autocar. It was a normal car running on 19" wheels on Bridgestone RE05A tyres, which are a standard fit. The car set a FWD record at the Bedford autodrome in 2011, lapping only a second slower than the E92 M3 Competition, so it just happens to be a very quick car around the track.
  3 years ago
Where do you know that from? Maybe he was meaning '00 Boxster S (986) and 993 Carrera.. oh damn.. 4S. :D
  3 years ago
The Cobalt SS is a faster/cheaper car IMO. Got more tricks up its sleeves as well.

Reason people hate on it so much is because its FWD and not because its French. To be honest FWD is pretty crummy when it comes to performance cars. People would hate on it regardless of where it is made.
  3 years ago
u are an idiot if u really think that this car is faster than a boxster s or even an carrera s...
  3 years ago
Wow faster than Boxster S, Elise and within 3 Secs of Carrera wow. This car is not even half their price! I test drove it and its great build...people will be in denial, as always - it is hard to change notions like porsche is the best, bmw is great etc etc. Wake up people, this french one is punching faaaaaaaaaaaar above its weight indeed!
  3 years ago
speedmaster is a disgrace to the human being

you fucking idiot troll piss off
  3 years ago
Why PeedMaster?

Jealous is faster then the Opel Astra OPC?

This is a hell of a HotHatchBack, like it or not, this in NO way deserves that title as disgrace.
  3 years ago
this megane rs is a disgrace in the world of sport-hothatch
  3 years ago
I love this car just because it makes people so mad, they just can't accept being beaten by a french car.
  3 years ago

Speed I've never heard so much nonsense in all my life, What difference would taking a interior mirror out a car make.LOL Special tyres whit!! why didn't the focus RS, New VXR Golf R stick special tyres on their cars then??? I've got a 265 Trophy and my mate has a Focus RS, The reason the Trophy is so quick is simple it's a much better handling car than all the other hot hatches out there,my mate admitted it himself. the Focus has a 2.5L engine it's too heavy at the front,it a drag car. The car I've got is based on the one that broke the record. it's official guys you need to accept it no matter how upset you are about it.
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