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Renault aims for an under-8-minute Nurburgring lap time

By Faiming_low on 28 Apr 2014

Attached Image 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.
 
Attached Image 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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Bonafidestack Apr 28 2014 11:18 AM

Woah. Megane RS have potential!

 

With Michelin tyres, Akrapovic exhaust and Ohlins suspension, This combination is a champion!

 

Good luck Renault.  

Kratoschumacher Apr 28 2014 02:48 PM

Is it just me or does that rear exhaust tip looks like a USB port, haha!

Carmour Apr 29 2014 10:20 AM

Changing the tyres from the Bridgestone RE050A used for the 8:08 lap to the Michelin Pilot Super Sport really is a no brainer for Renault Sport

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