2009 Renault Megane RS Launched with Photos and Video
"Its broad useful rev band makes it a genuine joy to drive in everyday use, and the pleasure remains all the way up to the rev-limiter whenever it is pushed a little harder," Renault said in a statement today at the Geneva show. "Work has also gone into the acoustics of the Renault Sport 2.0 T engine to produce a telltale sporty pitch audible inside the cabin under acceleration."
The aforementioned engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, with the suspension and the steering functions separated for better handling and traction performance, as the French manufacturer explained.
The new model is available in two different chassis versions: Sport, representing the base model of the new RS, and Cup, which integrates a limited slip differential for better traction.
Other highlights include LED daytime running lights, 18-inch aluminum alloy rims, central exhaust tailpipe and rear diffuser. Extra lateral support for the seats, analog rev-counter with visual and audible gearshift indicator, aluminum pedal cover and steering wheel with thumb rests greet the driver when stepping in.
Prices are not available for the time being, but the new Megane RS is expected to go on sale in the UK this year.
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And about the GTI and other cars in this class: all of them are in great trouble!! and i MEAN it