OCT 17th 2014

Firing on... Four! Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy RS

Time for some new metal this week and a first time visit for Firing On… to the land of the hot hatch. (Well, we did a Group B spec Renault 5 Turbo a while back, but not sure that counts!) Straight to the top of the hot hatch class too, as a Renaultsport Trophy-R, a close relation to this Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy RS, is currently the fastest FWD production machine round the Nurburgring…

This Liquid Yellow RS shares its 271bhp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the Nordschleife charger, and it sounds fruity to say the least. Pops and bangs are provided by the carbon-fibre Akrapovic exhaust, the turbocharger whistles… It’s all quite naughty for such a practical hatchback. So, without further ado, give the video a watch, read our driving impressions here, and then scoot over to this vid next to watch Nic Minassian putting it through its paces on the Goodwood Hillclimb Roadtest!

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