Renaultsport Megane 250 Cup vs R26R - Auto Express
There's no denying Renault is on a roll when it comes to hot hatches. With
its rapid Renaultsport badged models, the French firm has taken the pocket
rocket class by storm. We put the latest Megane 250 Cup up against it's
predecessor, the extreme Renaultsport Megane R26R.
Renault Mégane RS vs. Opel Astra OPC
Rennfahren zum fairen Preis mit Opel Astra OPC 2012 und Renault Megane RS.
AUTO BILD hat die beiden zum ersten Vergleich antreten lassen. Das Ergebnis
Volkswagen Golf GTI Vs Renault Megane RS review - AutoExpress
Volkswagen Golf GTI review: http://bit.ly/1aAVtZX
Renault Megane RS 265 review: http://bit.ly/1bTNy9f
Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1
Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt
The Volkswagen Golf GTI and Renaultsport Megane are two very different hot
hatches. The French machine is all about uncompromised performance, whereas
the German hatch is much more of an all-rounder. But does this mean the
Renault Megane RS will always be faster on a racetrack?
Well, that's not necessarily true. The Golf GTI in our video has been
fitted with the Performance Pack, getting bigger brakes, a power upgrade to
take the 2.0-litre engine up to 230bhp and a very clever electronic front
The Renault Megane RS Cup has a traditional limited-slip diff, but also has
a 2.0-litre turbo engine. However the
Renault has 265bhp - 35 more than the Golf.
For several years Renaultsport has been the 'master-craftsman' of the hot
hatch trade. I know it's getting a bit long in the tooth but the Cup Megane
is the best car they make. But what's it like on track? Is it going to be
quick enough to take on the new Golf GTI with the Performance Pack? You can
find out in the video above.
We're driving the car with the stability control turned off, which is what
gives this car a big advantage on the track - when it's off, it is off.
Plus, there's an instant liveliness to the Megane chassis, at the rear end.
The Renault completed the flying lap in 1 minute 14.3 seconds. Can the
lower-powered and easier to live with Golf get anywhere near that mark?
There's no question that the Golf GTI is the most desirable hot hatch you
can buy, but there has always been two camps in the hot hatch market: those
who want the all-rounder (which is the GTI) and those who want the
hardcore, ultimate track car (which arguably is the Renaultsport Megane).
The question is whether this GTI with the Performance Pack and a manual
gearbox can outperform the Renault Megane. It's a shame you can't turn off
the stability control because it starts to come into play and that
contributes to the brakes getting hot and just takes away that final edge
of freedom you need to make this car fully engaging like the Renault.
The Golf GTI performance pack completed the flying lap in 1 minute 15.6
seconds. In the end the Golf GTI Performance Pack was 1.3 seconds a lap
slower than the Megane RS Cup, so even though VW has added extra
performance to the car, if it's quick laps you're after, the Renaultsport
Megane is still number one.
Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy
The Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy experience by 50to70.com
Read the review here -
Find us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/50to70
For more visit http://www.50to70.com
Clio RS Cup + Z4M QP Nürburgring Nordschleife BTG 8.18
Renault Clio RS Cup (201PS) mit serienmäßigem Cup-Fahrwerk und
Bridgestone Potenza RE070 hinter BMW Z4M Coupe (343PS) mit
Raeder-Motorsport-Umbau (KW Clubsport Fahrwerk, Dunlop Direzza Semislicks)
Aufgenommen am 07.04.2011 mit Casio Exilim EX-FH100.