The Megane R.S. Ultime is the last model with the Renault Sport logo. Future Renault sports models will carry the Alpine name.
, As part of the reorganization at Renault, the Renault Sport sports label, which was found on numerous R.S. models, will be abolished. In the future, sporty models from the Renault group will trade under the Alpine label. ,
Limited to 1,976 copies
With the special model Megane R.S. Ultime, the French pay homage to the R.S. label one last time. The special series, limited to 1,976 units, will replace the Megane R.S. and Megane R.S. trophy off. Renault sees the special model as the culmination of a three-generation model career that began in 2003.
License plate of the Megane R.S. Ultime are graphic elements inspired by the new Renault logo on the roof, bonnet, rear bumper, doors and fenders. Its matt black look can be combined with the four available body colors black-pearl-black, mother-of-pearl white, Sirius yellow and tonic orange. Another detail: on the right-hand side of the vehicle, the year Renault Sport was founded, 1976, is discreetly engraved in the striping. The founding year also provides the template for the amount of the limit of the Ultime. ,
Widened fenders, many black details
The front fenders, which are 60 millimeters wider and 45 millimeters wider than the standard version, ensure a muscular appearance. There are also many details in black, such as logos, door handles, rear diffuser and window frames as well as wheels with wheel nuts. Another exclusive feature is the Ultime lettering on the front bumper in R.S. Design. The dynamic appearance is also characterized by side air outlets and the R.S. Vision auxiliary headlights in checkered flag design. The centrally positioned exhaust, the shark antenna, roof spoiler and rear diffuser round off the sporty look.
Full house in the interior
Renault upgrades the interior with standard Recaro sports seats with black Alcantara upholstery and embroidered R.S. monogram off. The keyless go system card repeats the diamond pattern of the body striping. There are also exclusive door sills and a plaque signed by Laurent Hurgon on the center console. Throughout his career, the Renault Group driver and development expert has fine-tuned the set-up of the Megane R.S. and currently holds the class records at the Nürburgring, in Suzuka and Spa-Francorchamps. ,
By Megane R.S. and Megane R.S. Trophy takes on the Megane R.S. Ultime the Easy Link infotainment system with 9.3-inch touchscreen, navigation and Bose hi-fi system. In addition, there is the digital 10-inch instrument cluster, the R.S. Monitor for displaying important engine and driving parameters as well as adaptive cruise control and 360° parking assistance.
Well-known 300 hp four-cylinder
As a drive for the Megane R.S. Ultime is the well-known turbo engine with 300 hp and 420 Nm of torque. The four-cylinder combined with the six-speed dual-clutch transmission accelerates the special model from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. Bridgestone Potenza S007 semi-slick tires, Fuji Light 19-inch wheels, Brembo composite brake discs with red calipers and dynamic all-wheel steering complete the standard dynamic package.
The French have not yet announced prices for the R.S. farewell model. ,
Renault is phasing out the Renault Sport label introduced in 1976. Future sports models will run as Alpine. Farewell to R.S. is said to be a souped-up special model of the Megane R.S. sweeten.