Renault is gunning for an under-8-minute lap time on the fabled Nurburgring track with a more extreme version of its Megane RS. Utilising the help of a better suspension setup from Ohlins, better tyres from Michelin and a new exhaust by Akrapovic, we will see this car come alive in 'under 2 months' as stated on Renault's Facebook page. With the pre-facelift Megane RS Trophy already setting
a 8:07.97 lap time, we reckon the more extreme Megane will not have much trouble achieving its aim.
Sadly, Renault is not the first manufacturer to produce the first hot hatch that can achieve a sub-8-minute lap. SEAT recently went below eight minutes with their Leon Cupra, achieving a 7:58:44 lap time with their 280bhp (probably) version. And with Honda very keen to show that it's Civic Type R will be the fastest hot hatch on the 'Ring also, it seems like we have a fierce battle brewing for the title of the fastest FWD hatch on the Nurburgring!
Watch the Megane RS Trophy set a
8:07.97 lap time below.
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