Renault Megane 275 Trophy

Renault has recently released details of a new limited edition version of the Mégane Renaultsport, called the 275 Trophy.

The New 2014 Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy is revealed for its Goodwood festival of speed debut.

The Megane Trophy 275 will attempt to overhaul Seat's Nürburgring record with this brand new limited-edition Mégane 275 Trophy this summer, which packs quite a punch with 271bhp.

The Megane Trophy is likely to be the model which Renault will use to tackle the less than eight-minute Nürburgring lap record for a front-wheel drive car, the record is currently held by Seat at 7min 58.4sec and with an average speed of exactly 96.8mph.

Renault has also given the Megane 275 Trophy a power upgrade. One of these features is an Akrapovic sport performance titanium exhaust system, this helps to increase the engine output from the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit from 261bhp to 271bhp. You also benefit from 266lb ft of torque; Renault says fuel consumption will be at 37.7mpg and with CO2 emissions of exactly 174g/km.

There are more performance enhancements to the model, which include the optional adjustable Öhlins springs, dampers and world-renowned performance Michelin tyres. New Renaultsport paint graphics also feature, and optional 19-inch alloy wheels.

A new Mégane was shown in a preview video in association with Akrapovic. Named the Under 8 project, we believe that Renault will attempt to smash the 8 minute barrier and take back the record from the Seat Cupra 280 sometime in June this year.

Inside, the Mégane 275 Trophy comes with leather and Alcantara trim, Recaro bucket seats with contrasting stitching and a new alloy gear knob.

Pricing and specification information will be confirmed closer to the car's launch, which is likely to be later this summer. The 275 Trophy is believed to be a memorial like edition for the current Mégane before the new model is released in 2015. Renault’s new Megane Trophy will hit the shelves in 20 countries, and you can expect delivery as early as October.