Europe’s hottest hot-hatch has done the business at the Nurburgring and Fifth Gear have put it under the microscope for closer inspection.
When it comes to hot hatches nothing quite compares to the Renault Megane 265 Trophy. It is the current holder of the quickest lap time of the Nurburgring for any front-wheel-drive, beating its predecessor, the Megane R26R, by a full nine seconds. Renault's have yet to dip their peak into the trough that is the US car market, so videos such as this are the closest we'll come to seeing their feisty hatches in action.
What's clear is that the new 265 Trophy has been made an everyday driver as well as offering blistering performance, so a significant improvement on the R26R has been made. For more details and opinion click on the link.