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Weaponizing Albert Park on Thursday March 12

The hardcore Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R is set to become the fastest commercially available production vehicle to lap Melbourne’s Albert Park Formula One circuit.

The lightweight, two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R will be let loose onto the full Australian Grand Prix circuit to set the first-ever production car lap record of the 5.3-kilometre racetrack ahead of this month’s 2015 Formula One season opener.

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#Under 8 – Megane 275 Smashes it!

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When I say does it, it doesn’t refer to the it in most minds but rather the time it took the new Megane RS to complete a lap at the Nurburgring. Over the months we were teased with images of a new version of the Megane RS and we found out that Renault Sport was gunning for the lap record for a front wheel drive car around the northern ring, the renowned Nordschleife.

Renault_58828_global_enThe car used is of course Renault’s new Megane RS 275 Trophy and this has been the talk of our local Megane RS community and fans where they expect the new 275 to come fully kitted out with Ohlins suspension and Akrapovic exhausts. If that were the case, I am sure it will cause a bit of stir. The pressure was high and the last Megane RS Trophy edition only managed a lap time of 8′ 07″ 97 around the ring. Renault Sport wasn’t going to rest on their laurels ever since SEAT stepped up their game with the LEON CUPRA.

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Congratulations to the Renault Sport team in being able to achieve a new record for a front-wheel drive production car at the ring. The timing is indeed fast! But again, speed is relative and here is a chart to show what other cars has gone through the same ring around the Megane RS 275 Trophy time.

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Lap times obtained from http://nurburgringlaptimes.com/lap-times/lap-times-top-100/

Thanks to http://www.autofreaks.net