Introduction

The saga of the first generation of Mégane R.S. concluded with Renault Sport’s most radical proposal: the Mégane R26.R. Unveiled at the London Motor Show in 2008, this decidedly sporty model was some 123kg lighter than the Mégane R.S. F1 Team R26, which itself was already considerably lighter than the original version! Its aluminium subframe, carbon-fibre bonnet, polycarbonate windscreen and rear window cut its weight to just 1,232kg. Produced by the wizards at Viry-Châtillon, the R26.R broke the lap record for a production car on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife with a time of 8 mins 17 secs!