The last third generation Megane Renault Sport has rolled off the production line in Spain.
The final Megane Renault Sport is a right-hand-drive 275 Cup-S finished in Renault Sport’s trademark Liquid Yellow metallic paint. It also received options such as, 19-inch Speedline alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and Road & Track adjustable dampers.
To the inside, this piece of Renault Sport history gets an Alcantara steering wheel, gear lever and hand brake, Recaro Seats, Handsfree keycard, Renault Sport Monitor V2 on-board performance tracking and R-Link multimedia system including satellite navigation.
This is in addition to the standard Cup-S specification such as the uprated Cup chassis and PerfoHub double-axis front suspension. The Cup Chassis Pack with mechanical limited-slip differential, red Brembo four-pot brake calipers, firmer springs and dampers and a stiffer anti-roll bar all make it ideal for circuit use. Inside, the 275 Cup-S is fitted with a Renault Sport analogue rev counter and speedometer, drilled aluminium pedals and the three-mode Renaultsport Dynamic Management system.
The 275 Cup-S is powered by the same 2.0-litre, 275hp turbocharged petrol engine as the limited-edition 275 Trophy-R which, in June 2014, shattered the lap record for a front-wheel-drive production car around the 13-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of seven minutes 54.36 seconds. Acceleration from 0-62mph is attainable in six seconds and the top speed is 158mph.
Having first gone on sale in right-hand drive in 2009 as the Mégane Renault Sport 250, the third generation Mégane’s power has been boosted twice – to 265bhp in 2012 and finally up to 275bhp in 2015. From the 250 to the hardcore 275 Trophy-R to the latest 275 Cup-S, some 30,000 of the third generation Mégane Renault Sport have found homes in more than 30 different countries across Europe, Australasia and the Pacific.