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Spied: 2018 Renault Megane RS testing at the Nurbugring

Spied: 2018 Renault Megane RS testing at the Nurbugring image

AutoIndustriya.com / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | June 21, 2017 09:23

After prototype unveil, next-gen Megane RS heads back for further testing

Just days after Renault unveiled the Megane RS in prototype guise, our spies were able to spot not just one, but four Megane RS test vehicles going round the Nurburgring. It seems as though the French automaker is busy in trying to get the vehicle ready for production soon. With four vehicles out on the Green Hell, Renault could also be testing the Megane RS to go up against the Honda Civic Type R’s Nurburgring record.  

Spied: 2018 Renault Megane RS goes track testing at the Nurbugring

Going back to what we see, the front fascia of the Megane RS has not really changed since the reveal of the prototype. We still get the same large distinct headlights which flank the uniquely shaped grill. However unlike the official photos, the air vents where the fog lights were placed are covered once again.

Spied: 2018 Renault Megane RS goes track testing at the Nurbugring

Heading to the side, the profile has also been retained. We do get a glimpse of the large brake caliper and rotors hidden behind the front wheel. Upon zooming in on them, the brakes appear to be manufactured by Brembo, giving the Megane RS some serious stopping power. At the back, there is the center trapezoidal exhaust surrounded by a large diffuser. There also appears to be vents situated just above the rear fogs.

Spied: 2018 Renault Megane RS goes track testing at the Nurbugring

Yet again, the interior remains a mystery. As previously mentioned however, it could come with carbon fiber and feature Alcantara upholstery. Bolstered bucket seats could also be seen fitted on the production version Megane RS to keep occupants secure.

As for power, Renault has yet to release any details about it. Rumors are going around however that the Megane RS could be powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, same as the one found on the Alpine A110, mated to either a manual or dual-clutch transmission. As this information is not yet confirmed, do take it with a grain of salt.