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New Renault Megane RS spied again


A week after posting a single rear end shot of the new Renault Megane RS online, Facebook page Ferd has again leaked a solitary image of the French marque's highly awaited hot hatch before its official reveal on May 26th.

Disguised to resemble the Megane GT in its signature blue paint finish, the latest spy grab mirrors that of the previous in betraying the RS' identity by virtue of the centrally mounted exhaust and diffuser.

Unlike the last sighting though, the latest image sees the RS doing without the vents on the flanks of the bumper, suggesting the one fitted to be temporary in the run-up to its launch at the Monaco Grand Prix. No front or interior short have yet been seen, with the former being teased in a one-minute 10 sec video released by Renault at the end of March.

Speculation has also continued to mount over the RS's choice of engine with reports suggesting the same 1.8-litre turbocharged unit as the Alpine A110, or a brand-new 2.0-litre four-pot. Expected to produce in the region of 225 kW, the RS will send its grunt to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox or, for the first time, a seven-speed EDC.

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