Öhlins Setup

CUSTOMISE YOUR SETTINGS WITH LAURENT HURGON

Öhlins Setup

LEARN FROM THE MASTER

Fresh from a year-long worldwide tour of breaking records on some of the world’s most iconic racetracks, the new Mégane R.S. Trophy-R has confirmed its credentials as Renault’s hottest hatchback. But on top of the aerodynamics and innovative technology that the car delivers as standard, owners can also improve its performance even further by adjusting its dampers, body height and tyre pressure to fit their driving preference and the track’s requirements.

LEARN FROM THE MASTER

Who better to teach you how to adjust your Mégane R.S. Trophy-R than Laurent Hurgon himself – no-one is more familiar with this car’s potential than the Renault Sport Cars test driver, who was behind the wheel for three of its four record-breaking achievements in 2019. The masterclass takes you through every step of adjusting the car’s manual chassis system, finding the right formula to provide the best balance between comfort and performance for your drive.

GO ONE STEP BEYOND

In the video tutorial, Hurgon guides viewers through the process of adjusting both front and back suspension with the special Öhlins Ergo key, explaining as he does the benefits of either a low or high chassis, as well as rigid or softer dampers. For example, the chassis can be lowered to up to 15 mm at the front and 16 mm at the back in order to improve the car’s aerodynamics and maximum speed, but that will also make it harder to control in turns. Laurent helps drivers understand the optimal conditions for each situation, and how to compensate for under- or over-steering.
Exclusive insider tips come from the record-breaking driver’s experience on the track, as he shares some insight into the settings he personally used on the legendary Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps or Le Castellet tracks.
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Q&A

What is the delivery time when ordering a carbon wheel rim?

Standard delivery time is 2 weeks, but for urgent procurement parts (PVI) delivery time is reduced (in principle 3 days).

What is the delivery time when ordering a set of carbon / ceramic brake pads?

Standard delivery time is 2 weeks, but for urgent procurement parts (PVI) delivery time is reduced (in principle 3 days).

What is the delivery time when ordering carbon / ceramic brake discs?

Standard delivery time is 2 weeks, but for urgent procurement parts (PVI) delivery time is reduced (in principle 3 days).

My brake shoes are scratched. What is the process to repair them?

We are testing a reconditioning offer.

I want to install the battery used for the record-breaking car. How can I obtain it and how much does it cost?

The battery will be on sale in February on the R.S. Performance site, no price to date.

Is all the equipment used for the record approved for use on the public highway?

Upon reception of the car after completion of the approval tests, it was not fitted with the lithium battery, the boa between the dynamic air scoop and the intake, or the adjustable rear stops. These items are therefore not included in the vehicle definition approved for use on the public highway.

Can I use the 6 point harness on the public highway?

No, as for any other car this is prohibited on the public highway.

Is it possible to fit carbon / ceramic brakes to a version not initially fitted with them?

No, the ABS / ESP calibration is not compatible. Similarly, vice versa for a dual material version where the customer would like to fit CCM brakes, the calibration is not compatible either.

Is it possible to fit carbon wheel rims to a version not initially fitted with them?

Yes this is possible, but you must use the wheel bolts specific to carbon wheel rims.

Is there a catalogue of the available accessories?

The offer is presented on-line on the R.S. Performance site.

Where can I order the accessories available in the catalogue?

From the Renault Sport site:R.S. Performance, from the Renault Sport expert network.

Are floor mats available with the "Mégane Trophy-R" logo, as standard or as accessories?

No.

Why didn't Renault Sport produce more “record” versions?

At the end of the consultation of countries, it was planned to fit the carbon-ceramic pack to 30 cars. Demand was stronger than expected and so finally we produced 10 additional vehicles. So in the end 40 vehicles were equipped with the carbon-ceramic pack.

Can I fit dual material brakes to a CC pack.?

No, the ABS / ESP calibration is not compatible.

Is the ABS-ESP calibration specific to cars fitted with carbon-ceramic brakes available from Customer Service? From the renaultsport.com on-line store?

No because it would not be compatible with the vehicle initially sold.

Where can I change my tyres on my carbon wheel rims?

At a garage familiar with this type of exclusive and fragile product

In the previous generations there was a big problem with availability of seats (wear problems). Will they be available?

All manufacturers are under obligation to supply spare parts for a period of 10 years.

Can I fit a rear seat to my car?

No, the TROPHY-R was developed and approved for use on the public highway in a unique definition without a rear seat. Renault Sport did not remove a rear seat from a production car approved for use on the public highway. Renault Sport designed a new specific variant without a rear seat, and developed it taking account of all its specificities.

Why is it not available in different colours like the Mégane 2 & 3 "R"?

Because we’re continuing to tell the same story. This emblematic pearl white colour combined with red takes us even more directly to the heart of this storyline. It makes this Trophy-R even more exclusive.

Does the carbon wear out (bonnet, diffuser)?

The painted part of the bonnet is made from glass fibre. It is protected by clear lacquer. For the carbon sections of the bonnet, or for any other carbon part (diffuser, wheel rims, brake discs), it is absolutely vital to avoid any impact, since carbon is very rigid but fragile when subjected to an impact. We strongly recommend to avoid using certain products, such as for example brake cleaner (risk of carbon yellowing). The carbon section is lacquered with satin lacquer. It must not be excessively polished or rubbed, otherwise there is a risk the appearance may be degraded (glossy, but no longer a satin finish).

Why is it necessary to always have the fuel tank at least half full when driving on the circuit?

To ensure the fuel gauge functions correctly when driving round the wide fast bends.

I wish to install dynamic Flag Shape air intakes on my vehicle. How can I obtain them and how much do they cost?

You must order them on the R.S. Performance site, or from the network of Renault Sport experts. The kit costs €449

I wish to install the adjustable rear stops on my vehicle. How can I obtain them and how much do they cost?

You must order the rear stops and short springs kit on the R.S. Performance site or from the Renault Sport expert network. The products are made on demand, in very small quantities.

The record-breaking vehicle was in a definition not approved for the public highway (lithium battery, boa, rear stops and short springs, harness). So it is not completely accurate to say that it is a production car?

The harness is necessary for the safety of our test drivers. The weight advantage of the lithium battery is compensated by the weight of the rear stops and short springs (-4.5 kg for lithium battery / + 2 kg for a harness / + 2 kg stops and short springs). These accessories are available from the renaultsport.com store, and enable customers to buy the car in its record-breaking definition. Even without these accessories the TROPHY-R is still an ultra high performance car.