RENAULT MEGANE RB8
Renault piggybacks on Red Bull success with special edition Megane 265
In fact, the changes inside the Megane RB8 are far more significant than the cosmetic tweaks, especially as the mechanical package is identical to the Megane 265 Cup on 19-inch wheels. It marks the introduction of Renault's R-Link infotainment to the Megane Renaultsport range. Available in the new Clio RS 200 also, R-Link allows circuit telemetry to be exchanged between Renault and customers as well as controlling the standard phone and navigation duties.
Renault will be taking orders for the UK batch of Megane RB8s from the middle of June, with to be announced nearer the time. Given the additional equipment (which includes Recaro seats, sat-nav and the 19-inch wheels) and the rarity value, expect the RB8 to carry a premium over the £24,840 asked for the standard Megane Cup. And if you want a Megane 265 without the extra fripperies of the RB8, they're now available in the PH Classifieds for the less than £20,000...