PREVIEW: Chris Harris on the £72k Renault Megane RS Trophy-R

PREVIEW: Chris Harris on the £72k Renault Megane RS Trophy-R

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Problem: You’ve got £72k burning a hole in your wallet. You want the hottest of hot hatches. You want zero compromise.Solution: The Renault Megane RS Trophy-R. A £72k, really-very-hot hatch with roll cage, full harnesses, severe weight reduction and carbon wheels. But is it worth it? Chris Harris finds out…You can see Chris’ full review here: Want to watch a bit of on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you’ll find on YouTube. Whether you’re searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here.

it comes from Renault and while it might look like a regular McGann hatchback it’s not a bit clean with a lipstick it is in fact a whole lot more than that this is the McGann RS trophy R and it is the office of hot hatches not because I’ve got acceleration that can pull my face off because well I haven’t but I have got its a 300 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine top speed 163 naught to 60 five and a half seconds so it’s impressive but nothing like as fast as the great Germans know the reason why this is the hottest of hot hatches is it can do this this singing absolutely loves the corners turning is superb even in the way it’s bonkers it’s like a little touring car regular McGann’s a so so but this thing it’s a little monster a big part of the trophy ours remarkable transformation down to a crash diet the wheels for carbon-fiber saving 60 kilos the performances carbon-fiber saving 8 kilos s in the glass another kilo with Maria steps have gone making this perhaps the only hatchback dedicated doors for your shopping they even used the small of sat-nav screen from lesser McGann’s to save 250 grams all in they’ve saved 130 kilograms over the standin Magan RS that is Christian Bale levels of dedication to the role

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