The £72k Megane RS Trophy-R Nurburgring Pack is an OUTRAGEOUS Hot Hatch!

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When it comes to hot hatches, the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R Nurburgring Record Pack is as outrageous as they come! With a fully equipped price tag of £72,000, only 30 of these full spec cars will ever exist, taking weight savings to new extremes for a car of this class. After running through just how far the Renault Sport team have taken it, it's time to drive!
In total, Renault are making 500 units of the Trophy-R version of the Megane R.S., of which 32 are UK cars, only 2 of which come from the 30 available in full Nurburgring Record Pack spec. This includes as standard the carbon fibre wheels (in addition to the standard set), carbon ceramics brakes, and swaps out the DRLs to add additional cold air inlets. This is of course in addition to an interior that no longer has rear seats, having been replaced with a storage rack for the spare set, Sabelt buckets and belts, a smaller display so it's lighter than the upgrade size and more. The exterior comprises a carbon fibre bonnet and diffuser with an Akrapovic exhaust to provide the sound, and then the driving dynamics are honed in with adjustable Ohlins dampers.
This car was clearly made for one purpose, to go to the Nurburgring Nordschleife and set a lap record, which it did with a time of 7 minutes 40.1 seconds, the fastest full lap for a front wheel drive car, in this case the 300hp and 400Nm 1.8l turbo 4-cyl Trophy-R equipped with the full pack for the purpose.
With only two such cars in the UK, one in the hands of Renault UK themselves and the other a single customer, it's clearly something quite special to experience, and that becomes apparent instantly when behind the wheel. Let's take a full look through the car, at all the extremes the team at Renault Sport went to in order to shave 130kgs of weight, before a first drive to experience it and a compulsory sound check to enjoy the noise.
Thanks for watching, Tim

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Shmee150
Shmee150 Πριν 2 μήνες
A hot hatch can't really get hotter than the fully loaded Megane RS! In Trophy-R Nurburgring Record Pack spec, the extremes this car has gone in the pursuit for weight saving and track prowess secured it a lap record for a front wheel drive car at the Green Hell. Is this the ultimate hatchback?
Thomas Glavelis
Thomas Glavelis Πριν 2 μήνες
You should buy a 175 or a 182 trophy clio, now that your old one is wrecked, Tim. I know you ll love it.
Micah Getty
Micah Getty Πριν 2 μήνες
This looked like it would be a perfect car for a long afternoon drive to get out of the city, you would have more fun than you can explain! Thank you for both sharing the car and the video!
Jerome Peniones
Jerome Peniones Πριν 2 μήνες
@Shmee150 Can I ask for some favor Bro? 😁
Jerome Peniones
Jerome Peniones Πριν 2 μήνες
Nice Car for daily driving. 😁
Az Lean
Az Lean Πριν 2 μήνες
@madman wrx We get it you're an Impreza fan but no you wouldn't have more fun because the Megane is faster and has more grip and being FWD can still be considered a little unhinged if needs be. Impreza's are bland by comparison.
James Stewart
James Stewart Πριν μήνα
Would rather get a Porsche 718 Cayman S , 2/3 the price, faster and its a Porsche.
Scott Robertson
Scott Robertson Πριν 2 μήνες
Am still with a hot hatch is 3 doors, 5 doors is just a hatchback as it looks shit, but with 3 doors its looks shit hot, hence the hot hatch, so to recap that ain't no hot hatch
Travis Quartz
Travis Quartz Πριν 2 μήνες
So they remove the rear seat and fit a smaller lcd display... why does it need a display?
david r10
david r10 Πριν 2 μήνες
Sorry, i'll pass !!
Afdal Asadullah
Afdal Asadullah Πριν 2 μήνες
#Shmee150Shquad
Jerry Billings
Jerry Billings Πριν 2 μήνες
*I feel like, you'd be better off buying an i30N and saving yourself about £40,000? If we had Renault in the U.S, I'd choose a Veloster N, over an RS Megane, in a heartbeat...and use the extra money, for track days, tires, maintenance/repairs and modifications.*
dinga dinga
dinga dinga Πριν 2 μήνες
hot hatch.....must have 3 doors.that was an unwriten rule from dot to middle 90's.a hatch with back doors is a small/medium family car.mini/super mini class no longer exists since the new bmw mini came out,and aint nothing mini about them.
dinga dinga
dinga dinga Πριν 2 μήνες
cage,cage,cage ? its not even a strut brace.
maY
maY Πριν 2 μήνες
It's still a Renault though. It will probably break down after 2 Laps at the Ring. And will cost another 7k to fix.
bigginhillant
bigginhillant Πριν 2 μήνες
i own the orignal track blaster the awesome megane r26r 11 years old now it still embarrasses lots of modern day cars around the track and its worth more now than it was new i love it
CharlieSkids
CharlieSkids Πριν 2 μήνες
Pointless. For that money I would have the Renault Alpine and still have £20K+ to spare!
Lisa Ward
Lisa Ward Πριν 2 μήνες
nothing can ever justify this on a megane
Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders Πριν 2 μήνες
72k and slower than a Golf R, RS3 etc. You keep it mate.
Pjetro
Pjetro Πριν 2 μήνες
This car shits on 90% of cars it meets on the track. Simple as that. Awesome vehicle!
Rowan Cartwright
Rowan Cartwright Πριν 2 μήνες
Would much rather have the R26.R for less than 1/3 of the cost of this.
Chris q
Chris q Πριν 2 μήνες
40k pounds for a Civic Type R or 72k for this, and is just 3.4 seconds quicker around the 'burg? Pass.
Lee Smith
Lee Smith Πριν 2 μήνες
Shocked at the performance figure in regards to the list price. Its a no from me im afraid. Exclusivity yes. But you'd have to be slightly bonkers to pay over £70K for a md hot hatch.
Josh97x
Josh97x Πριν 2 μήνες
Mad to think Shmee came to Renault offices, a few months after I left them....so upsetting 😭
Kevin Dunham
Kevin Dunham Πριν 2 μήνες
Going on the R26R its going to hold its value id love one to track stunning motor
alltid van lu
alltid van lu Πριν 2 μήνες
The same day another manufacturer smashes the record, this car will crash in price value. And i say this as a renault fan
Schalk Pienaar
Schalk Pienaar Πριν 2 μήνες
Renault Megane should have had a DCT or similar clutch and all wheel drive a long time ago
Paul Gamble
Paul Gamble Πριν 2 μήνες
They could have traded weight by getting rid of the now pointless passenger handles above the rear doors and keeping the bigger screen. My gut tells me the screen reduction is about shaving costs not weight. Renault are deepthroating thier own wang if they think anything with that diamond on the front is worth a £72K price tag.
Ross
Ross Πριν 2 μήνες
72k for a Renault Megane! Just when you think 2020 can't throw anymore madness at us 😂
Gary Sanderson
Gary Sanderson Πριν 2 μήνες
I've always found this car faintly ridiculous - even more so after this video. Firstly, £72k; I just can't get there... For that money you could have a Honda Civic Type-R which is more practical, more comfortable, more useable, just as fast if not faster in real world driving and just 3.5 secs slower around a 12.8 mile circuit in Germany that most people will never go to. You wouldn't get the pi$$ taken out of you either by your mates and you could have ANOTHER Type-R for the weekends or just for decorative purposes in the lounge or something 🤷🏻‍♂️ All that weight saving they went in to with the 'back seat delete' and pokey infotainment screen and then they build a tyre rack IN THE CAR for the spare set of wheels. WTF? I do like the 'key' though 😋
Boba Fett
Boba Fett Πριν 2 μήνες
You would have to be mad as a box of frogs to buy this ....its the definition of let's over price a car to see if anyone will buy it..
Lowbarr Kate
Lowbarr Kate Πριν μήνα
Nouvelle guerre de cent ans. 😢
Jay Locke
Jay Locke Πριν 2 μήνες
Bouncing down the road. Bouncy bounce.
Dog4life
Dog4life Πριν 2 μήνες
i own one. Simply amazing . The price actually is not exaggerated , if you skip the carbon wheels / carbo brakes option.
WORMGERM
WORMGERM Πριν 2 μήνες
Forget the car, I want your Rolex Daytona
NeedMoarRage
NeedMoarRage Πριν 2 μήνες
Why is everyone going crazy about the price just because it's Renault and not a prestige brand? Just get a normal Megane RS (from 29k), RS Cup or RS Trophy. This Trophy-R is a homologation, mainly used for track which no one will really use as a daily. Think of it as a collectors car because despite the steep price it will hold its value like previous Trophy models. 🙄
BCtiger
BCtiger Πριν 2 μήνες
Imagine handing over 72 grand and getting a Megane 😂
James Pugh
James Pugh Πριν 2 μήνες
HOLLY cow 72k lot BETTER option out their still got back seat.
Agent 79
Agent 79 Πριν 2 μήνες
£72,000? For that kind of money, I would rather buy a Lancia Integrale EVO 2 limited edition which IMO would hold its value better than this one, even if it is a 30-run car. I spent the whole video trying to locate just where all that £72K went into the car.........72 thousand.........Seventy-two Thousand......ermm.....no!
dunstablem2
dunstablem2 Πριν 2 μήνες
That feeling if you kerb a CF wheel...
rhythmicstu
rhythmicstu Πριν 2 μήνες
One heck of a Sleeper! Looks like it's from the nineties! lol
Steve Hines
Steve Hines Πριν 2 μήνες
I always loved the Clio V6....seemed crazy at the time
Corentin Leportier
Corentin Leportier Πριν 2 μήνες
rs logo on the tyres too
Michael Rossi
Michael Rossi Πριν 2 μήνες
Only 2 in the country.... how on earth are they going to sell 2 of those!?
enzodamu
enzodamu Πριν 2 μήνες
Still not what your RS's are ;)
James Buckingham
James Buckingham Πριν 2 μήνες
I'll just have a second hand Civic Type R that was a couple of secs slower and save myself, oh I don't know £47 GRAND!
Calvin Howells
Calvin Howells Πριν 2 μήνες
I'd tale a Golf R and spend the rest on mods and the Megane wouldn't stand a chance.
Master Chief
Master Chief Πριν 2 μήνες
If the decals were an option then this could have been an insane sleeper
Steven Jalopnik
Steven Jalopnik Πριν 2 μήνες
The new gen Megane is soulless compared to the last get 2 door one
Jean-Guiw GOUJAT
Jean-Guiw GOUJAT Πριν 2 μήνες
So much hater just because they see Renault.... Its Renault sport 🙄your amg 45 rs3 are quicker in drag and that's it.... This car is a track inspired car...
Luck Voltia
Luck Voltia Πριν 2 μήνες
Intro almost triggered my epilepsy
Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson Πριν 2 μήνες
72k for a two seater four door,there are cars less expensive and more fun.
Tom Bittikoffer
Tom Bittikoffer Πριν 2 μήνες
That wasn't a key fob. That was a deck of cards. Perhaps a cigarette case. Geez Ren...
iD3JXY
iD3JXY Πριν 2 μήνες
Leon Cupra, Clubsport S, Civic Type R. All cars half the price of the megane. All within 5s of the Reno's time around Nurburgring. Yet every other track the Megane gets the same times if not slower. Literally a car made for people who want to be a snob about a Renault and how much their car costs.
ashgrove 46
ashgrove 46 Πριν 2 μήνες
I could think of a million things I'd rather spend £72k on.
it's a me mo
it's a me mo Πριν 2 μήνες
Would rather pay that money for an a45s, then remap it and use leftovers to pay for the insurance and a few year's worth of holidays
iLópez
iLópez Πριν 2 μήνες
What about the Alpine A110S?
Hugh Janeus
Hugh Janeus Πριν 2 μήνες
I’d rather buy a standard Cayman GT4
Implude
Implude Πριν 2 μήνες
Spending 72000 on a hot hatch that is a Renault? Now that is OUTRAGEOUS
TheRuzo1330
TheRuzo1330 Πριν 2 μήνες
Sweet little Hatch! Off topic though. I took my Huracan to Fabspeed to get the exhaust done. But, after watching so many of your reviews with vehicles equipped with the Akrapovic exhaust. I’m beginning to wonder if I made a mistake.
Let'sTalkFootball
Let'sTalkFootball Πριν 2 μήνες
Get a Clio 182 Trophy! The ultimate version of the hot hatch and your first car
Ondrej Majer
Ondrej Majer Πριν 2 μήνες
I do love hot hatches..a lot! And love Tim's videos but I'll have to say this is probably the first one ever I just stopped in the middle and I'm sure I'm not gonna watch the rest. :D I mean I understand how "special" it is and that it is so expensive because materials /development/technology etc..and im pretty sure it is great fun and a track toy..but anyway it is so ugly ,overpirced , useless (in comparison to other hot hatches) that it doesn't make any sense at all..and for the price you can buy much better. Just can't see anybody buying it :D you must be probably too French :D wanted to say too rich but can't imagine lot of rich car interested people will go hmmm .I gonna spend over 70k for a Renault :D
Andy
Andy Πριν 2 μήνες
It will still fall apart like every other French car
Matthew Elton
Matthew Elton Πριν 2 μήνες
£72k for a Renault....😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
AutoTestTV_GER
AutoTestTV_GER Πριν 2 μήνες
Very nice. I like it. But so expensive brakes... OMG!
MaddoxGaming
MaddoxGaming Πριν 2 μήνες
Would of expected it to come with a sequential box tbf
buvva11
buvva11 Πριν 2 μήνες
Greate car 👍
Frenzy 001
Frenzy 001 Πριν 2 μήνες
I would rather have my golf r Estate for less than half the price and still kill that car of the lights
Frenzy 001
Frenzy 001 Πριν 2 μήνες
And what about when it’s cold and wet !!! We do live in Britain
NeedMoarRage
NeedMoarRage Πριν 2 μήνες
because straight line speed only matters right? On the bends the Megane will carry a lot more speed.
Waylander
Waylander Πριν 2 μήνες
Hell no!
Jack J
Jack J Πριν 2 μήνες
Wouldn’t touch that with a barge pole for 70 bags
Ma Hu
Ma Hu Πριν 2 μήνες
@9:00 "everything is done to make this car as light as possible" - yeah, well, no. Still has doorcarts, still has a lot of interieur, still has a display, still has a big steering wheel and it is painted white (fyi, white paint is the heaviest)
Elderin Moi
Elderin Moi Πριν 2 μήνες
Who spends that money on a car like this ? Even with all the tec inside I think it is overpriced by a lot.
Jean-Guiw GOUJAT
Jean-Guiw GOUJAT Πριν 2 μήνες
... This car has the record of nurburgring Spa francorchamp, also the callipers are as near as possible the rims to less air friction. The naca duct does a reverse s duct. Carbon isn't cheap unless if you want bad quality of it. If you want to just cruise and doing drag it might be worth it but if you want true sensation then you will be so happy. Also you have to take that French regulation makes higher prices. For example the normal megane trophy does have a 18k euros taxes. This is also a part of why it is expensive
BladeLord Concepts
BladeLord Concepts Πριν 2 μήνες
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BladeLord Concepts
BladeLord Concepts Πριν 2 μήνες
HELP! SUPERMAN HELP! THE WORLD IS FALLING APART HELP! SUPERMAN HELP!!
Mantis
Mantis Πριν 2 μήνες
There are not enough Chavs in the UK with that sort of money so there won’t be many sold here ☺️
G fab
G fab Πριν 2 μήνες
Thank you to take the time to present the megane RS 👍. Have a good day
-Igg1 -
-Igg1 - Πριν 2 μήνες
Overprized or not lets talk about the Alfa Giulia GTA(m)😜
Cathal Finegan
Cathal Finegan Πριν 2 μήνες
ever so expensive but a sweet car all the same....love the brakes and wheels
Tom Wiech
Tom Wiech Πριν 2 μήνες
Imagine buying a car that Is 50% more than the amg a45s and is only half the car. They should be committed!
Hai Fisch
Hai Fisch Πριν 2 μήνες
300 HP ?? it´s insane for a Hatchback in 2020, Renault make a Amazing job and for only 72000.
Hai Fisch
Hai Fisch Πριν 2 μήνες
@Robin Marples Yeap bro that´s right.
Robin Marples
Robin Marples Πριν 2 μήνες
Yeap. They are the only one to do it. Bravo Renault. For a big manufacturer it s something to do a car like this. 👌
Robin Marples
Robin Marples Πριν 2 μήνες
One of the best car now on sail. Why? It has one purpose. It s not about doing everything like a '' sporty suv '' or something. The best cars I had or went in have this philosophy. Challenge stradale, 991 gt3 rs, megane 3 rs trophy r, land rover defender, Citroën c15 first and fiât panda 4x4.
Hai Fisch
Hai Fisch Πριν 2 μήνες
the price is a big joke.
bovera jos
bovera jos Πριν 2 μήνες
Yes this car seems expensive but how many race cars can you buy with only 72 K ?
Pedro Moura
Pedro Moura Πριν 2 μήνες
I never thought to see a Renault on your channel :)
Robin Marples
Robin Marples Πριν 2 μήνες
Not a hot hatch but the best fwd sports car. It s more in front of lotus, porsche etc for track use.
Pedro Moura
Pedro Moura Πριν 2 μήνες
Nunca pensei ver um Renault no teu canal :)
DCD
DCD Πριν 2 μήνες
Stripped out one off race car to beat the Civic Type R by 3 seconds over 13 miles, loolololollolololololol At least the Type R will actually see the 'Ring, these wont.
M2 Kev
M2 Kev Πριν 2 μήνες
I’ll bet you’ll save 7kg in weight with a frontal lobotomy to buy one too! 🤣
Jamielol
Jamielol Πριν 2 μήνες
It might be special but £72k is overpriced.
Rafe Adler
Rafe Adler Πριν 2 μήνες
Its 72k but its still a 4cylinder renault with only 5,4 0-60
Daniel Markham
Daniel Markham Πριν 2 μήνες
This Renault Mégane or a used Nissan GT-R and probably some spare cash for some modifications. I'd take a GT-R.
Nicolai Mølgaard Poulsen
Nicolai Mølgaard Poulsen Πριν 2 μήνες
@Tom M future classic. As said below. The r26r and the old trophy-r Are already classics
Robin Marples
Robin Marples Πριν 2 μήνες
@Tom M the r26r and the trophy r are already classics.
Tom M
Tom M Πριν 2 μήνες
Nicolai Mølgaard Poulsen this is not a classic lol... an overpriced hyper inflated Renault will not go down as a list in classics in the years to come.
Nicolai Mølgaard Poulsen
Nicolai Mølgaard Poulsen Πριν 2 μήνες
And the gtr loses value each Fay where as the trophy r is the other way around. Its a future classic. And as rare as they get
Gerry The Car guy
Gerry The Car guy Πριν 2 μήνες
Ye 2016-2018 gtr with maybe a warinty on it
SAINT IRI
SAINT IRI Πριν 2 μήνες
Unjustifiable price - spent half the video making excuses for the cheap interior. Whoever buys this car has more money than sense
maY
maY Πριν 2 μήνες
Yeah. If the wheels and breaks are worth more than the rest of the car it's probably a bad investment.
crazy edge
crazy edge Πριν 2 μήνες
Gives you a smaller screen and cruse control delete for some weight saving, but keeps rear door cards in that are completely useless 🤔
Ryan Navarro
Ryan Navarro Πριν 2 μήνες
Not sure how significant that 250 gram savings will be... I would’ve taken the bigger screen!
M
M Πριν 2 μήνες
0 to 60 in over 5 seconds for 72k??? An s4 loaded with kids and suitcases is faster than that!
maY
maY Πριν 2 μήνες
0-60 Times are the worst figure to compare cars with. 60-120 is far more interesting. And an S4 would probably lose on a track too. But yeah. That Renault has to many stupid options ticked to raise it's price.
PremierAutoMan86
PremierAutoMan86 Πριν 2 μήνες
The price is insane but who cares? I won’t be able to drive one until 2045 anyway! Because in the great U.S. of A every dealership only sells pick up trucks and SUVs because that’s what “everybody” wants smh 😐
Gaz Parry
Gaz Parry Πριν 2 μήνες
Not a great fan tbh cheap build quality bits start dropping off.
Guillaume D
Guillaume D Πριν 2 μήνες
Buy one!
DiTroX axb
DiTroX axb Πριν 2 μήνες
All idiots comparing this car and it's price to other cars... This is a premium edition and very rare... So please think before giving a dumb comment.
Théotime Nieradzik
Théotime Nieradzik Πριν 2 μήνες
Tim, you have to understand I had to watch a TikTok add to ac ess your video. That is a true proof of love
BullDog
BullDog Πριν 2 μήνες
There must be a hundred cars I would buy before this front drive - 4 door with no seat - pregnant shoe box...sometimes Shmee it would be nice to NOT gush over every single car because it has a carbon fiber splitter.
Socio Dudes
Socio Dudes Πριν 2 μήνες
BINOD
Torsten Groß
Torsten Groß Πριν 2 μήνες
Do Not forget the absence of the Rear whipper and a Special Glas on the back missing the !!hole!! for the whipper and fixed Rear windows, no Manual no Electric ones
Samuel Masonbaxter
Samuel Masonbaxter Πριν 2 μήνες
I’m a Renault fan boy. Love it.
Samuel Masonbaxter
Samuel Masonbaxter Πριν 2 μήνες
Such a nice car.
Paul Hancock
Paul Hancock Πριν 2 μήνες
Ok... If you’re a Renault enthusiast and want a quick, entertaining car... The Alpine A110 S is almost £20k less (the regular A110 is even cheaper), over 200kg lighter and uses the exact same engine. Mid engined, rear wheel drive, 50/50 weight distribution and looks awesome. I’m completely baffled why anyone would choose this car.
maY
maY Πριν 2 μήνες
@hansdietrich83 what collector would put a Renault next to his rare Mercs, Porsches or BMWs ?
hansdietrich83
hansdietrich83 Πριν 2 μήνες
It's fir collectors, duh
Gerry The Car guy
Gerry The Car guy Πριν 2 μήνες
Or u could get a clio v6
Arash Kahedi
Arash Kahedi Πριν 2 μήνες
Very true but that’s why there’s only 500 made and only one in UK. It’s a show car from Renault so these people can review it
THIS IS DOG
THIS IS DOG Πριν 2 μήνες
As an ex-Megane 250 owner - agreed
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