RE: Megane Trophy-R = Β£72k

RE: Megane Trophy-R = Β£72k

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Harry_523

194 posts

47 months

Wednesday 31st July
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So its more expensive, and harder to get hold of, and slower round the ring than a Cayman GT4?

For Renaultsport collectors only then (assuming there is such a thing!), what a waste...

JamesL91

61 posts

76 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Does anyone really care about ring times? Like, REALLY? £72K's worth of REALLY?

The list of cars you could get that are more special than this for £72k is mind boggling. If this is in any way successful, the world's gone mad.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,894 posts

144 months

Wednesday 31st July
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R26R came in pearl white too.

Uncle John

2,004 posts

139 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Mucho dinero.

Imagine kerbing those bad boys!!!

BrassMan

1,322 posts

137 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Jon_S_Rally said:
I can sense the rage building as I type this - farty four cylinder, no rear seats with five doors, too expensive, blah blah blah laugh
Do you think it will be available on PCP?

moonigan

1,438 posts

189 months

Wednesday 31st July
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I was hoping to get one of these but 52k for the standard car is £10k too much. The Trophy is 32k before discount so the R is a 62% increase over Trophy which is insane.

I'm oot.

DaveCWK

1,124 posts

122 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Chris944_S2 said:
5 doors and no rear seats? confused
My immediate thought. Isn't there a 3 door they could have based this off? With a half cage in the back that would have at least made a little more sense...

Leon R

385 posts

44 months

Wednesday 31st July
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DaveCWK said:
Chris944_S2 said:
5 doors and no rear seats? confused
My immediate thought. Isn't there a 3 door they could have based this off? With a half cage in the back that would have at least made a little more sense...
And the answer to that question is no.

emu002

23 posts

140 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Hopefully these trick bits filter down and you can order ohlins and akrapovic exhaust for the regular trophy soon

Baldchap

1,743 posts

40 months

Wednesday 31st July
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9k more than an Exige Cup 430.

I know which would lap the 'ring faster, if that's what this is about...

AmosMoses

3,506 posts

113 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Hilarious, best of luck to them. They'll sell them all and people will try and flip them.

If you break the cost down it doesn't seem too bad, you gotta remember they are using crazy spec parts.

Megane Trophy £30k

Seats £4k a pair?

Exhaust £2k

Wheels + Tyres £12k

Brakes £10k

Dampers £3k

Carbon bits £3k

That comes to £65K for just the parts!

WCZ

7,346 posts

142 months

Wednesday 31st July
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a renault megane or a 5 used 600hp supercar ( https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

madness

Chestrockwell

2,079 posts

105 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Correct me if I’m wrong, surely this Megane should have beaten the ring time by a considerable margin that will remain the record holder for more than a year to command that price?

4 seconds isn’t a lot and I’m sure Honda or VW will be back with something quicker and beat that time within the year!

If this beat the lap time by 10 seconds and held the record for a long time, maybe it will be worth that money and be seen as something like an icon in years to come.

scottygib553

188 posts

43 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Thesprucegoose said:
do all the options really add 20k or 40k over boggo one?
Assuming they are making money on each one, you would need to factor in the development cost which is spread over a much smaller number of cars.

Nigel_O

1,699 posts

167 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Am I getting old, or is the use of "rims" instead of "wheels", REALLY irritating?

Regardless, lets have a comparison...

A brand new Renault 5-door hatch with some very attractive bolt-on bits, within a couple of grand either way of some near-new stuff (all 2018 or later and from the PH classifieds):-

a 500 mile RS4 Avant
a 5,600 mile 2018 M5
a 100 mile AMG E63
a 200 mile F-Pace SVR
a 65 mile Arial Nomad
a 2000 mile Maserati Gransport
a 1350 mile Nissan GT-R
a 3000 mile BMW M850i X drive
a 5(!!) mile Exige 410 Sport
a 10(!) mile Exige 350 Sport
a 2000 mile Cayman GTS
a delivery-mileage M4 CS
a new Chevy Corvette Stingray

I can almost see how a heavily tweaked hot hatch could have a price starting with a 5, but by the time the price is into the 70's it's mixing with vastly superior machinery


Dave Hedgehog

11,839 posts

152 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Nigel_O said:
Am I getting old, or is the use of "rims" instead of "wheels", REALLY irritating?
i have for the last 40 years associated wheel as rim and tyre together


Andy83n

64 posts

10 months

Wednesday 31st July
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..but it's a Renault so

£0 deposit & £239 pm 0% finance over four years* with three years free insurance and servicing


  • with just a £61,089 final payment

epom

6,518 posts

109 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Magnificent no doubt. Expensive though.

MrBarry123

5,025 posts

69 months

Wednesday 31st July
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epom said:
Magnificent no doubt. Expensive though.
yes

Rather spendy.

pilotdan

35 posts

139 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Is this the most expensive production Renault ever made??!!