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Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1409 kg (3106 lbs)
Dimensions 4.30 m (169 in) long, 1.85 m (73 in) wide, 1.44 m (56 in) high
Wheelbase 2.65 m (104 in)
Introduced 2011
Origin country France
Views 127.4k
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0 - 40 kph2.0 s
0 - 80 kph4.4 s
0 - 100 kph6.0 s
0 - 180 kph19.3 s
1000 m26.1 s @ 207.0 kph
0 - 60 mph6.1 s
0 - 100 mph14.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.8 s @ 84.5 mph
1/4 mile14.4 s @ 102.5 mph
Top speed254 kph (158 mph)
Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type inline4 16V Turbo
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci)
Power 265 ps (261 bhp / 195 kw) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) @ 5000 rpm
Power / liter 133 ps (131 hp)
Power / weight 188 ps (186 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 256 Nm (188 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 6speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

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Corvolet3  7m ago

Truly desirable car of its era.

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Maybethestig  4y ago

How can the 0-100kmh (62mph) time be 6.0 seconds and the 0-60mph be 6.1? Correct your infoooo

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Fangio Man  8y ago

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

AutoBild sportscars May 2014

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Mushroom  8y 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.

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Mushroom  8y ago

Is that right - what was the official lap time for the new Type R?

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harrier  9y 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

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BR2+  9y 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.

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Fangio Man  9y ago

Atleast it is one of the fastest! ;)

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Piorun  9y ago

The best FWD sports car in the world?

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Andrew  9y 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.

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Shaggy  9y ago

@ skyzo: LOL @ your analogy. :D

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skyzo  9y 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.

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View  9y 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

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DeTomaso  9y 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

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Sportic  9y 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

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Bezza  9y 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.

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Mental  9y ago

Where do you know that from? Maybe he was meaning '00 Boxster S (986) and 993 Carrera.. oh damn.. 4S. :D

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monkeypop  9y 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.

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Hamcee  9y ago

u are an idiot if u really think that this car is faster than a boxster s or even an carrera s...

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rs265fan  9y 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!

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Lingj  9y ago

speedmaster is a disgrace to the human being

you ****ing idiot troll piss off

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BR2'  9y 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.

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speedmaster  9y ago

this megane rs is a disgrace in the world of sport-hothatch

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SamPsc  9y ago

I love this car just because it makes people so mad, they just can't accept being beaten by a french car.

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JM  9y 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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Speed  10y ago

Dont take things so personal. Maybe the rear view mirrow was not removed on purpose. Being french it probably fell off which is not uncommon considering french quality. Whether the laptime stays or not it makes no difference to me. I just posted what I saw.

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the race  10y ago

@Admins,please delete Speed's comments for his utter bullshit he says and completely wrong facts to keep these pages informative for all users.

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