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2018 Renault Mégane RS revealed at Monaco

By Chris Thompson, 30 May 2017 News

Descendant of one of France’s best previewed before official release at end of 2017

nico hulkenberg two renault megane rs2

The next generation of Renault’s Mégane RS has been teased at this year’s Monaco Grand Prix ahead of its official launch later this year.

With Nico Hülkenberg at the wheel, a black and yellow camouflaged Mégane RS made its way around the track (in above video at 12m 14s) as a preview of what the car will be capable of.

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It’s not the first time Hülkenberg has been behind the wheel of the new RS, as he was actually a test driver during the car’s development.

Nico Hulkenberg rneault megane RS
“I got an opportunity to test New Mégane RS during its development and I was hooked first time out by the excellence of its chassis.

“Renault Sport has done a tremendous job on its performance credentials. It was a huge pleasure to drive it around the legendary street track at Monaco today!”

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Patrice Ratti, managing director Renault Sport echoes Hülkenberg’s sentiment.

“I don’t think we could have chosen a more appropriate or more impactful moment than the 40th anniversary of Renault’s involvement in F1 to launch a new model.”

Renault Megane RS turn
Though we don’t have many specs on it yet, it’s safe to say the hot Frenchie will be a strong contender for the likes of the Golf GTI Performance, as well as a certain South Korean hatch which is on its way to debut.

RS owners will also have a choice of manual and EDC dual-clutch transmission.

The new Mégane RS will be unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany on September 12, before going on sale in the first quarter of 2018.