Thursday, January 14, 2010

Renault Megane R26.R

The latest addition to the Renault Sport family is Renault Megane R26.R, a car that has been engineered for performance and extreme driving enjoyment.

Renault Megane R26.R is based on Mégane F1 Team R26 and uses the same engine, gearbox and limited slip differential, but has been lightened by 123kg and features specific suspension calibration.

On June 23, 2008, Renault Megane R26.R established a new lap record for its category round the legendary Nürburgring in Germany with a time of 8m 17s which confirms its extreme performance calling. It is easily recognizable thanks to its carbon bonnet, while its sporty credentials are immediately apparent inside, too, with its Sabelt bucket seats and harness belts.

Renault Megane R26.R is a limited edition model manufactured at the Alpine Renault factory in Dieppe, France. Total production has been restricted to just 450 cars. Following its unveiling at the London Show, Renault Megane R26.R is due to go on sale in October 2008.

To build on the success enjoyed by Mégane F1 Team R26 since its launch in November 2006, Renault has decided to market an even more potent version, the Renault Megane R26.R. The Renault Sport Technologies-developed car is the latest addition to the Renault Sport range which already features Clio Renault Sport, Clio F1 team R27, Mégane Renault Sport, Mégane Renault Sport dCi, Mégane F1 Team R26 and the soon to be released Twingo Renault Sport. Since its launch in April 2004, more than 20,000 Mégane Renault Sports have been sold in almost 30 countries across the world.

The latest version of this model is poised to assert Renault Sport Technologies’ status as a manufacturer of segment-topping high performance cars.