Megane RS Keeps Up with Ferrari 458 Speciale on Nurburgring, Full Lap Together

Megane RS Keeps Up with Ferrari 458 Speciale on Nurburgring 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
Thought you can just hit the Nurburgring in your supercar and see how fast you can go while keeping things steady? Think again! The old dogs of the Green Hell are lurking, and they will keep up with you.
The latest example of this kind comes from a Renault Megane RS (what else?), which has managed to keep up with a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The hot hatch met the track special Prancing Horse, managing to complete an entire lap together.

This obviously happened during the Tourist Days, when heavy traffic represents a serious threat. And while the guy in the 458 Speciale was trying to keep things afloat, the Megane RS driver was pushing things to the limit.

For the record, in theory, these cars are more than half a minute apart, despite the Megane being a sub-8-minutes car.

Sure, the tail-happy nature of the 458 Speciale means it’s much easier to lose control while behind its wheels compared to what happens in a Megane RS. But it’s not like the Renault has a special aura that protects it from running off the track when the driver doesn’t do the right thing.

In fact, the screenshot above captures just such a moment, with another Megane RS (the one discussed here serves as a “camera car”) stepping on the grass.

We’ve driven both these cars and cand confirm the dangerous nature implied by the rear-wheel-drive thrills of the Ferrari. If you’re up for it, this supercar will redefine your notion of throttle steering.

As for the Megane RS, this has a playful chassis that also allows you to negotiate a corner using the gas pedal as a key instrument.

When we call this hot hatch driver an old ‘Ring dog, we refer to his habit of spending time on the Nordschleife behind the wheel of a Renaultsport creation. For instance, his cameras recently showed us the M3 crash that led to a Megane RS slalom.

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