Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy is Another Awesome Hot Hatch We'll Never Get

This only applies if you're from the US.

Renault is determined to keep its "King of the Ring" hot hatch status. "Ring" as in the Nurburgring. And its answer is the Megane RS 275 Trophy. What’s so amazing about it is the fact it was designed from the get-go to be a family car. Heck, it even has front-wheel-drive. Despite that, it’s fast. Wicked fast. Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter producing 275 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. One of its secret weapons (there are several) is its Akropovic exhaust that gives off a raucous bark.

Combined with a six-speed manual, Recaro bucket seats, and 19-inch black Turini wheels, the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy may just be a reason why European life may not be so bad after all. XCAR gets behind the wheel to determine whether this might just be the ultimate hot hatch.

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