The bulk of the problem stems from the fact that all Megane GT models match their turbo engine to an EDC 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. On other models, that's a €2,000 option.
In exchange for a gearbox that does all the work, you are trading in some of the speed, as the Megane GT takes 7.1 seconds to reach 100 km/h, which is roughly 1 second slower than the 275 horsepower coupe. The upside is lower fuel consumption, but you should know that the GT is inferior in terms of steering, tires and especially suspension.
The GT is the only car that has mechanical steering with hydraulically assisted rack and pinion while all the others have electric power steering. But it's not a hooligan's toy, so don't expect the same level of precision that won Renaultsport all its respect.
Things aren't as bad when you take Volkswagen into consideration, as the Golf GTI with a DSG auto stickers for €35,480.
Oh, and do you like that head-up display they paraded in all the press photos? It's a €400 option. But there's no mention of 4Control anywhere, so all-wheel-steering might be standard. Red paint? How about €920 extra?