RE: Megane Trophy-R = Β£72k

RE: Megane Trophy-R = Β£72k

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moonigan

1,438 posts

189 months

Thursday 3rd October
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Just been told the delivery of my car and presumably the other UK cars has been delayed and its not expected to land at port until week 5 2020 which means a mid to late Feb delivery, which I'd most likely push back until 1st March. Not thrilled about this as I'll now need to go and buy something to use until then which is something I'd hoped to have avoided.

egor110

12,036 posts

151 months

Thursday 3rd October
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moonigan said:
Just been told the delivery of my car and presumably the other UK cars has been delayed and its not expected to land at port until week 5 2020 which means a mid to late Feb delivery, which I'd most likely push back until 1st March. Not thrilled about this as I'll now need to go and buy something to use until then which is something I'd hoped to have avoided.
Get a cheap clio for those few months .

epom

6,518 posts

109 months

Thursday 3rd October
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egor110 said:
moonigan said:
Just been told the delivery of my car and presumably the other UK cars has been delayed and its not expected to land at port until week 5 2020 which means a mid to late Feb delivery, which I'd most likely push back until 1st March. Not thrilled about this as I'll now need to go and buy something to use until then which is something I'd hoped to have avoided.
Get a cheap clio for those few months .
Not sure he does cheap, after spending €7million on a Megane wink

terryb

888 posts

192 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Check out the lastest Top Gear magazine that hit the shelves today - their TG24 article is in, which details their Performance Car of the Year wink

Baldchap

1,746 posts

40 months

Wednesday 9th October
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egor110 said:
For day to day use don’t carbon pads take to long to warm up and be useful?
Our old Supersport had carbon ceramic brakes and you wouldn't have known any difference under normal driving.

You might spot the difference if you needed to replace a set, mind... eek

moonigan

1,438 posts

189 months

Friday 11th October
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terryb said:
Check out the lastest Top Gear magazine that hit the shelves today - their TG24 article is in, which details their Performance Car of the Year wink
Just read it today.thumbup I was as much surprised about their thoughts on the 718 GT4 as I was the overall outcome.

terryb

888 posts

192 months

Friday 11th October
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moonigan said:
Just read it today.thumbup I was as much surprised about their thoughts on the 718 GT4 as I was the overall outcome.
Looks like we’re both in for a treat smile. But we have to wait for it, lol smile

TheOrangePeril

380 posts

128 months

Tuesday
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72k and they couldn't find time to weld the rear doors shut? Whaaaaat

Baldchap

1,746 posts

40 months

Tuesday
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TheOrangePeril said:
72k and they couldn't find time to weld the rear doors shut? Whaaaaat
That's so you can get the track wheels in. It's by design.

Quickmoose

3,875 posts

71 months

Tuesday
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Is the hatchback welded shut then?
3 opening openings when only one is needed...by design...?

HTP99

15,281 posts

88 months

Tuesday
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Quickmoose said:
Is the hatchback welded shut then?
3 opening openings when only one is needed...by design...?
Ehh, it gives access to the boot, may be useful if you fancy a road trip somewhere in it!

Quickmoose

3,875 posts

71 months

Tuesday
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HTP99 said:
Quickmoose said:
Is the hatchback welded shut then?
3 opening openings when only one is needed...by design...?
Ehh, it gives access to the boot, may be useful if you fancy a road trip somewhere in it!
my point was....
You have a spare set of wheels (?!….that you want to take everywhere) and yo want to go on road trips.
How many openings do you need?
1 ….2...or 3?
I'm pretty sure there are plenty of 3 door cars that manage these duties.... so keeping the rear doors operational, opposed to welded shut for "track focus" rigidity,...because of 'design'.....nah.

HTP99

15,281 posts

88 months

Tuesday
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Quickmoose said:
HTP99 said:
Quickmoose said:
Is the hatchback welded shut then?
3 opening openings when only one is needed...by design...?
Ehh, it gives access to the boot, may be useful if you fancy a road trip somewhere in it!
my point was....
You have a spare set of wheels (?!….that you want to take everywhere) and yo want to go on road trips.
How many openings do you need?
1 ….2...or 3?
I'm pretty sure there are plenty of 3 door cars that manage these duties.... so keeping the rear doors operational, opposed to welded shut for "track focus" rigidity,...because of 'design'.....nah.
The wheels sit where the back seats would normally be, it's a damn sight easier to get the wheels out by opening the back doors as opposed to climbing through the boot to get them?

Quickmoose

3,875 posts

71 months

Tuesday
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hmm...can make excuses for pretty much anything...
how do people cope with coupes and 3 door hatches? a mystery.


nickfrog

10,589 posts

165 months

Tuesday
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I am sure they cope very well. But if you do have better access, why compromise it. I don't know how much more torsional rigidity the welding would bring but my guess not a lot. Modern cars seem to have such high torsional rigidity, particularly in 5 door guise as opposed to 3 that you very quickly get to the point of very low return even if you add more.

Quickmoose

3,875 posts

71 months

Tuesday
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Wonderfully focused engineering.
A history that make the RS department a group to be reckoned with.

but in this unashamedly track focused £70k+ car...
practicality over how you load a spare set of wheels and tyres wins over marginal torsional rigidity....

ok.

Baldchap

1,746 posts

40 months

Tuesday
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It's already the fastest lapping car in it's class. What more do you want?

HTP99

15,281 posts

88 months

Tuesday
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Quickmoose said:
hmm...can make excuses for pretty much anything...
how do people cope with coupes and 3 door hatches? a mystery.
They get on with it, as would I if I owned such a car, however the Megane has 5 drs, so a bonus.

I really fail to see the issue of having the doors there, if they were welded up it would look a bit odd, as for making the car stiffer if welded up, I'm sure Renault would have looked into it and decided it wasn't worth doing.

nickfrog

10,589 posts

165 months

Tuesday
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Quickmoose said:
Wonderfully focused engineering.
A history that make the RS department a group to be reckoned with.

but in this unashamedly track focused £70k+ car...
practicality over how you load a spare set of wheels and tyres wins over marginal torsional rigidity....

ok.
Give RS a call and tell them how it's done wink
Perhaps the reality is that welding the rear doors would have implied more homologation work/testing for very little gain yet disproportional cost to amortise on such low volume (500 cars).

By the way, most of the cars were £51k as only 1 was £72k. And amusingly the euro price was in line with inflation compared to the Mk3, they just reflected the £ loss of value. I am not even sure the Mk3 was torsionally more rigid as 3 doors tend to be less rigid and the new platform is bound to be inherently stiffer. As I said, once you have a very rigid platform, there is a point where you have nothing to gain.

Edited by nickfrog on Tuesday 3rd December 14:45

Quickmoose

3,875 posts

71 months

Tuesday
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nickfrog said:
Give RS a call and tell them how it's done wink
Perhaps the reality is that welding the rear doors would have implied more homologation work/testing for very little gain yet disproportional cost to amortise on such low volume (500 cars).

By the way, most of the cars were £51k as only 1 was £72k. And amusingly the euro price was in line with inflation compared to the Mk3, they just reflected the £ loss of value. I am not even sure the Mk3 was torsionally more rigid as 3 doors tend to be less rigid.
I did.
I'm hired. thumbuphehe