The public were given a chance recently to see the new Megan Renault Sport on Monaco’s famous Grand Prix street circuit, driven by Renault Sport F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg.
The new Mégane RS will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with sales scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. And for the first time, customers will be able to choose between manual or efficient dual clutch transmissions.
Patrice Ratti, managing director of Renault Sport Cars, said: "I don’t think we could have chosen a more appropriate or more impactful moment than the 40th anniversary of Renault’s involvement in F1 to launch a new model. We aim to make the new Mégane RS the new compact sports car benchmark."
Nico Hülkenberg provided a glimpse of the Mégane Renault Sport on the track at Monaco, but it was not his first time behind the wheel. "I got an opportunity to test the Mégane RS during its development and I was hooked first time out by the excellence of its chassis. Renault Sport has done a tremendous job on its performance credentials. It was a huge pleasure to drive it around the legendary street track at Monaco."
Since the launch of the original Mégane Renault Sport in 2004, the model’s mission has always been to embody Renault’s passion for motorsport and make racing technology DNA an affordable reality for all. Renault Sport’s experts have once again used F1-derived technologies to produce a truly exceptional package of efficient aerodynamics, reliability, road holding and high performance.