Cup Chassis joins the choices checklist

Renault Australia has reversed course, introducing a Cup Chassis possibility to the reduce-spec Megane RS280.

The company at first prepared to reserve the Cup Chassis for leading-spec ‘Trophy’ products but, in accordance to Andrew Moore, handling director of Renault Australia, community response to that choice encouraged a swift backflip.

“Following the international start of the all-new Megane RS we gained solid responses from media, clients and sellers that they would like to have the selection of a Cup chassis on the entry model Megane RS280,” he claimed.

“We have listened to this responses and absent back to the manufacturing unit to introduce a Cup chassis possibility at the time of launch.

“Renault Activity and in distinct the Megane RS has a powerful history in Australia. In actuality Australia was the 3rd optimum advertising region in the globe for the prior technology Megane RS driving France and Germany.

“We’re thrilled that the manufacturing facility have supported us in responding to our shoppers and generating this option obtainable to our clients.”

The Cup Chassis Pack will only be available on guide cars and trucks, costing $1490. It involves 10 for each cent stiffer dampers, a Torsen minimal-slip differential and an aluminium/solid-iron brake package with pink Brembo calipers.

When it arrives in Q3 2018, the Megane RS280 will retail for around $45,000 in manual guise, and about $47,500 with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Cup Chassis won’t be readily available until Q4 2018, when the tougher-core automobiles commence rolling out of Renault Sport’s factory in Dieppe, France.

It will make 205kW and 390Nm from a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbo motor in foundation trim, leaping to 224kW in the leading-spec Trophy – established to get there early in 2019, with pricing however to be identified.

Irrespective of trim, consumers will get a electronic instrument binnacle, an 8.7-inch central touchscreen and Apple CarPlay, together with Alcantara-trimmed bucket seats.

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