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New Renault Megane RS bows in Monaco

26.05.2017

Renault has provided another sneak peak of its forthcoming Megane RS by unveiling it to the public for the time ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Decked out in yellow and black camouflage in celebration of Renault's 40 years involvement in Formula 1, the highly awaited newcomer completed a number of laps around the track with current Renault F1 driver, Nico Hulkenberg behind the wheel, before joining up with the RS01 and RE40 F1 cars driven by Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Alain Prost in the 1977 and 1984 championships on the start / finish line.

Although only expected to debut in full production spec at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Renault has however confirmed previous speculation that the RS will be offered with a EDC dual-clutch gearbox for the first, while retaining the six-speed manual as standard fitment.

No technical details were however divulged with reports claiming the RS will use a 221 kW version of the 1.8-litre engine used in the Alpine A110, or a brand new 2.0-litre mill. Drive will go the front wheels only with the same rear-wheel steering system used in the Megane GT likely to feature for the first time as well.

 

IMAGE from Groupe Renault on twitter

Article written by Autodealer
26.05.2017
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