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Megane RS on Red Bull


ANY F1 fan will tell you that Red Bull is an unstoppable force in Formula One at the moment. To celebrate its third F1 Constructors’ world title, Renault has launched the Mégane Renault Sport (RS) Red Bull Racing RB8 Special Edition. In true Renault Sport style, this three-door coupé hot hatch special-edition version comes packed with smart technology and combines the best of Renault Sport and Red Bull Racing.

The vehicle is being marketed in 26 countries with only 50 of these masterpieces now available in South Africa.

The Mégane RS RB8 delivers sizzling performance. With a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre, 16-valve turbo-engine under its hood. Developing 195kW of power and 360Nm of torque, this hot hatch goes from zero to 100km/h in six seconds and can reach a top speed of 255km/h.

The Mégane RS RB8 adopts the Mégane RS CUP chassis and suspension configuration, which comes additionally equipped with a mechanical limited-slip differential (LSD).

To help bring this bull to a stop, a high-performance braking system featuring Brembo Red four-piston front brake callipers have be unitised. In addition, the inclusion of the Renault Sport Dynamic Management three-mode electronic stability programme (ESP) allows the driver to choose the degree of electronic aid required in different situations in three stages. This includes the default normal mode, Sport for less intrusive ESP action and Off for ultimate driver control.

  This special edition is the exclusive introduction of the advanced in-dash RS Monitor and R-Link system to the Renault RS range. This unit displays real-time torque, power, boost, throttle, brake, steering angle, G lateral force and engine RPM. It also computes front-wheel slippage and lap times. New to the system is the RS maintenance function which displays wear and tear of tyres, brake pads and discs. This data is also now easily transferable via USB.

The new Mégane Renault Sport Red Bull RB8 comes with a 5-year/100 000km service plan and 5-year/150 000km warranty and retails for R429 900.

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