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Renault Megane R26.R specs

Price in Europe €34,900
Car type Compact
Curb weight 1232-1252 kg (2716-2760 lbs)
Introduced 2008
Origin country France
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0 - 50 kph2.3 s
0 - 100 kph6.0 s
0 - 60 mph5.8 s
0 - 100 mph14.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.8 s @ 83.9 mph
1/4 mile14.5 s
Top speed237 kph (147 mph)
Renault Megane R26.R acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type inline 4 16V Turbo
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci)
Power 230 ps (227 bhp / 169 kw)
Torque 310 Nm (229 lb-ft)
Power / liter 115 ps (113 hp)
Power / weight 185 ps (183 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) / t
Power / €5000 33 ps
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

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mrft  8y ago

got a ride in one of these from the guy repainting our lexus ls recently. Awesome thing. couldn't live with it as my only car though.

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sendal  11y ago

best car ever

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USA DAVE  12y ago

How much are these? I don't think we can buy them in the USA without importing them special order.

I own a Cobalt SS Turbo that is a great car (#160 here) and you can pick one up for about $16K right now. For another $2K it easily kicks up to 350whp!

I also find it interesting that in the USA you can't buy a Ford Focus RS! FORD IS AN AMERICAN COMPANY!

Ah the irony.

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liu  13y ago

tsukuba laptime 1:7.609,see at for the video proof

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Roas  14y ago

Can someone please fix the Bedford West Circuit Time? It says 1:27:82 but it should say 1:27.82 to be positioned correctly

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the race  14y ago

yeah fastestlaps...add this track of jules tacheny please...i added it long time ago in the forum...and u have in the forum and the circuit of monteblanco (wet) with some laptimes posted with video. thanks

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javi (((spain)))  14y ago

Echappement magzine R26-R test Scans:


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javi (((( spain)))  14y ago

thanks a lot Mr. fasteslaps to add this 2 nez french tracks.

I have a lot of new scans compararo with another new tracks. i put scans in this days.

don´t forget to add the new track Jules tacheny:


Dutch motoring magazine, Autoweek compares two of today’s most popular hot hatches – the Volkswagen Scirocco R and Renault’s Mégane RS.

Track Times @ Circuit Jules Tacheny:

Renault Megane RS Cup: 1 min 17,1

Vw Scirocco R: 1 min 18,1

Video @ youtube( min 3, 17 sec): ed


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FastestLaps  14y ago

@ Javi Track "Laquais" added.

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FastestLaps  14y ago

@ Javi

I added Circuit de Mornay. If you add laptimes please enter reference in this form:

Magazine issue number/date + Inter net link

Example: "Sport Auto 06/2010"

Please do not add laptimes that have internet link only as reference.


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Anonymous  14y ago

Thanks a lot fastestlaps. don`t forget to add also Circuit Ecouyers's and fastestlaps of Le moniteur magazine N º 1451. August, 2009. references:

info and photos circuit Ecouyers. 3,5 km:

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FastestLaps  14y ago

Don't worry, Javi, I will add Circuit de Mornay later today! Thanks for the good find and apologies for not responding in time.

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Anonymous  14y ago

Bezza or Gt: can you add the 2 new tracks that I have put in the forum?
references Under these lines are in the links that i put.

thanks a lot, guys.
Javi ( spain)

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Anonymous  14y ago

Another track to add to the list with 10 new fastestlaps;

Circuit de Mornay. France.

Magazine Echappement. Dec 2008 Best sport car 2008:

Driver. Sebastian Ogier ( C4 WRC driver)

fastestlaps @ circuit de Mornay

1º Audi TTS 272-----1 min 27,86

2º Corvette c6------1 min 27,92

3º997.1 Carrera S---1 min 28,00

4º Megane R26r 230 (toyo)--1 min 28,07

5º Lancer Evo X GSR 295---1 min 29,16

6º Impreza WRX STi 300----1 min 30,12

7º Mini JCW 211cv-----1 min 33,09

8º CLio RS 197 WRS----1 min 33,45

9º Abarth 500 135-----1 min 35,61

10º Twingo RS 133-----1 min 35,70



Renault megane R26R wins best sport car echappement magazine 2008

Info and Photos circuit de Mornay 3.000m long:

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Anonymous  14y ago

Hi!! New track with 11 track Times:

Circuit des Ecouyers; france. Le moniteur Magazine. Nº 1451. 5 August 2009 34032

Track times @ Circuit Ecouyers:

1º Nissan GT-R 485cv----------------------------1 min 55,11 seg

2º KTM X-BOW 240cv-------------------------1 min 55,88 seg

3º Audi R8 V10 525cv----------------------------1 min 59,20 seg

4º BMW M3 420cv------------------- 2 min 02,98 seg

5º Lotus exige cup 260----------------------- 2 min 04,45 seg

6º Mégane R26R 230cv ( Toyo)------------2 min 04,71 seg

7º Focus RS II 305cv ............-----2 min 07,14 seg

8º Golf GTI VI DSG 211cv .................2 min 09,56 seg

9º Clio RS 200cv (NO CHASIS CUP); LUXE model........... 2 min 10,84 seg

10º Fiat 500 abarth esseesse 160cv -------2 min 13,24 seg

11º Suzuki swift sport 125cv------------------2 min 16,10 seg


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Bezza  14y ago

Cracking lap time at Bedford, now beats RS6 and just 0.2 secs off the Supercharged Elise. Trick tyres or not, this megane rocks!

In my opinion it shows how mis-directed the RS Focus is. I know the Focus is billed as a road car, but its nearly 4 secs slower around Bedford than a FWD rival with 70 BHP less-thats not impressive, considering that many RS's will inevitably rock up at track days.

Next time out Ford, please go for losing weight and not just a big BHP count. The RS500 is even quicker but no lighter so I bet the R26R will still kick its arse around most tracks. And i mean £35k for a Focus, you're having a laugh. Still its sold out, which shows the alure of the Ford RS Badge!!

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the race  14y ago

oh..this is faster than honda civic type-r mugen..and honda cost 15 k more...impresive!!!

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Roas  14y ago

New Bedford West Circuit Laptime:

1.27.82 Impressive Stuff!

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james  14y ago

the slick tyres on the top gear track was legal dammit! faster than a vanquish at the nurburgerring and the top gear track! and its £120000 cheaper!

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angel  14y ago

Waiting for the new FWD modified production car ( like R26R) record: Focus RS 500...

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Anonymous  14y ago

Automovil Magazine ( spain)

same day, same driver @ INTA:

INTA (HANDLING)-----Times--------V/M

Porsche 911 Gt2---------------1:09,38-----------91,5

Renault Megane R26.R----------1:11,78-----------88,5

Audi Rs6-----------------------1:11,86-----------88,4

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X---------1:11,92-----------88,3

Jaguar Xkr Cabrio---------------1:12,55-----------87,5

Mini John Cooper Works---------1:14,17-----------85,6

Maserati Quattroporte S---------1:15,25-----------84,4

Fiat 500 Abarth-----------------1:16,66-----------82,8

Toyota Land Cruiser 200---------1:22,67-----------76,8

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BumRush  15y ago

Wrong, the R26R was fitte with Toyo R888's, which are in fact Semi-Slicks that are road legal and come standard with the car, so it counts, alot of other cars use Semi-Slicks.

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top gear  15y ago

that top gear track doesn't count, the car had slick tyres!!

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angel  15y ago

Why the times of the r26r don´t mark an (*) meaning it is on toyo 888 tires????

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Anonymous  15y ago

megane r26-R 7- 0 focus RS

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BumRush  15y ago

yeah i saw that black on white on Top Gear, it actually looked much better, but the nonpainted hood just ruins it for me. maybe a nice white, Fully painted color with silver Rims, and all that writing stuff gone, than it would look much better, juss looks like a clown car with all that crap on it, fats, but looks like one.

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Anonymous  15y ago

It can be specified with black rims on white, amongst a range of other coulour schemes.
The carbon on display is cool, I think. Paint weighs too much, haha.

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BumRush  15y ago

I know this is a Hardcore Track Car, but did they have to add Red Rims and an unpainted Carbon hood?

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BumRush  15y ago

yeah, its hard to gauge this type of car, fwd, semi-slick, the world has never expierenced a car quite like this. although, i am surprised at the SL65, considering its Ring time, even though the Ring has more space for the Black to stretch it legs.

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venom  15y ago

lol i got the sl65 black spot on didnt really know what to expect with this one