The Last Bow Of The Renault Megane RS
Apart from the most recent Megane RS, the Megane RS Ultime is the last Renault Sport-signed vehicle, as least as of now.
As part of the new design of the Renault group, which also allows for the division of the operations involving cars with internal combustion engines and electric ones, the activities of Renault Sport will be moved under the roof and brands of Alpine.
In any case, Renault Sport and vehicles with internal combustion engines, such as the Megane RS hatchback, will no longer exist in their current forms. However, this is a topic for future debate and design.
Up until that point, Renault Sport and the Megane RS had kept a last bow for themselves in the shape of the Megane RS Ultime, a super-equipped and limited edition model with a print run of just 1,976 units and a nod to the year Renault Sport was created.
Ultime is based on the Trophy edition and includes a number of equipment elements that ensure its uniqueness in terms of special features.
In particular, the new model will come in five body colours (Star Black, Pearl White, Sirius Yellow, and Tonic Orange) and new racing graphics for the doors, wings, bonnet, roof, and rear bumper. It will also come with a variety of equipment features that are included as standard equipment.
It’s important to note that the sunroof, the head-up display, and a cover that will serve to safeguard a collectable model in the near future are the only extras that may be selected as optional extras.
Of course, Ultime’s design improvements include strategic placement of the appropriate emblems and a black finish on the mirrors, window outlines, wheels, handles, and aerodynamic aids.
The Recaro bucket seats, which are covered in Alcantara and should include the RS emblems, are the focal point of the cabin. The 9.3-inch infotainment system with a telemetry system and the 10-inch digital instrument cluster complete the image. Renault has put a plaque with the numbered and signature of test driver Laurent Hurgon, who holds several records at the Nurburgring and Suzuka, to the centre console to emphasise the special character of the version.
At least in terms of the vehicles going to Europe, the output stays at 300 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque from the dependable 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo engine connected to an automatic gearbox.
The palmaré variant completes the semi-slick Bridgestone tyres that had been created for the Trophy R, the Megane RS’s most extreme form, and dresses up the 19-inch light alloy wheels.
An all-wheel-drive system, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and Brembo brakes round out the version’s specs. An all-wheel-drive system, a Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential, and the Cup chassis settings, which are the most extreme settings for the suspension, round out the version’s specifications.