/ 2094 lbs
Unveiled at the 2005 Paris Motorshow, the Renault Megane Trophy
was built for a one-make race series, taking in 8 European race
tracks, with 16 races in total between 30 cars.
The powerplant of the 2005 Renault Megane Trophy is based on
the V6 unit fitted to Vel Satis, it was developed in collaboration
with Nismo, Nissans motorsport department, and adapted
for competition to produce over 320 bhp, featuring a semi-dry
In all, the Megane Trophy's power-to-weight ratio of just 2.9kg/bhp,
as well as wind-tunnel developed aerodynamics,
made the Renault Megane Trophy comparable to some GT racers.
And the top speed of over 155 mph (250kph) put it right up with
the famous DTM race cars.
Renault's research into aerodynamics
has resulted in a split front bumper that channels into two
tunnels leading out behind the front wheels, creating a Venturi
effect that pins the Megane Trophy to the ground. Stability
at the back comes from a diffuser
and spoiler, both fully integrated in the Trophy's profile.
The overall downforce
generated gives the Renault Megane Trophy a level of handling
similar to a Le Mans endurance prototype.
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