Sure, the GT-R pulls proper drifts, while the front-wheel-driven Megane only slides. But the idea is that these two members of the Renault-Nissan Alliance act like ballerinas on LSD - we’re not referring to the Megane’s mechanical limited slip diff here.
Returning to the hot hatch, this is a chassis at the peak of its development, and it all shows in the handling of the car. Speaking of which, our tested was gifted with the optional Ohlins adjustable dampers. These allow the driver to set the ride height, as well as the bound and rebound rates.
Not your own Renaultsport assistance team, but a good way to justify the car’s hefty price tag. The financial side is something that’s not all that easy to go by, especially given the mediocre interior finish. In fact, the cabin is easily the worst side of the car.
Then again, you don’t buy a hot hatch, especially one with a name this long, to complain about the dashboard plastics. What you can do instead is to drive the hell out of it. The Green Hell out of it.
Cars like the Megane RS are often the weapon of choice for a rare breed of drivers we like to call ‘Ring Wolves. These guys know the Nordschleife like the back of their hand, pushing their hot hatches past the limit on a regular basis.
Supercar drivers that stay below the limit are one of their favorite targets. So if you see one of these Renaults keeping up with a Ferrari 458 Speciale, don’t be all that surprised. We’ll explain it all in our Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy review.