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    Wink Prices confirmed for the new Megane Trophy R...

    SEVENTY TWO GRAND.



    https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars...y-r--72k/40683




    (or a paltry £50k for the one without the slightly mad options)
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    Piece of shit, the mk3 is better

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    that good they remove the rear active steering on the Trophy R. What a ridiculous cost
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    how much !

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    All that money and the harness mounting points are still sub-optimal. I'm oot, but tbh I was never in in the first place
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    I can’t wait for the DetailingWorld thread where some twat discovers a tiny scratch in the paint under the boot carpet, spends a month arguing with the dealership and then photo-catalogues a 7-day 48-stage full detail of the entire car to ‘correct’ Renault’s ‘shoddy workmanship’.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    I can’t wait for the DetailingWorld thread where some twat discovers a tiny scratch in the paint under the boot carpet, spends a month arguing with the dealership and then photo-catalogues a 7-day 48-stage full detail of the entire car to ‘correct’ Renault’s ‘shoddy workmanship’.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    that good they remove the rear active steering on the Trophy R. What a ridiculous cost

    Incredibly heavy, apparently.

    I wasn't, and never will be, the desired demographic of buyer for this car. But, judging by the reaction elsewhere, turning up to a track day in one of these is guaranteed to make you appear completely bonkers. People will admire the car, be very impressed at the engineering as, guaranteed, it'll be a riot to drive, but they are going to look at the owner and know what they spent on it. And they're going to wonder what the hell possessed them to spend all that money just to have the fastest FWD car ever made (to date) over something equally spendy, maybe mid-engined, certainly RWD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    All that money and the harness mounting points are still sub-optimal. I'm oot, but tbh I was never in in the first place
    That was my immediate reaction to the photos. It's tragic marketing w*nk that's put those harnesses in that car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by findlay View Post
    Incredibly heavy, apparently.

    I wasn't, and never will be, the desired demographic of buyer for this car. But, judging by the reaction elsewhere, turning up to a track day in one of these is guaranteed to make you appear completely bonkers. People will admire the car, be very impressed at the engineering as, guaranteed, it'll be a riot to drive, but they are going to look at the owner and know what they spent on it. And they're going to wonder what the hell possessed them to spend all that money just to have the fastest FWD car ever made (to date) over something equally spendy, maybe mid-engined, certainly RWD.
    for the money of the new one I'd buy 2 x R26r's.

    Should never had done the rear wheel steer crap in the first place IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by findlay View Post
    And they're going to wonder what the hell possessed them to spend all that money just to have the fastest production FWD car ever made (to date)
    ...which is ironic really as the most interesting cars at trackdays are either modified, or full-on race cars.

    I think this will be bought by only the most properly sad Renault fanboys, and I hope one of them at least has the decency to park it in the dining room of his 3-bed semi and marry it when his wife inevitably leaves him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    Should never had done the rear wheel steer crap in the first place IMO
    Renault / RenaultSport seem to be in an odd place with their hot hatches right now. The seem to have lost the recipe book and get involved in bollocks like that. It seems like they have stopped listening to engineers and let the marketing people in.

    You get the real sense that Honda, and even Hyundai, banned all marketing people from attending any meeting where grown up decisions were made. And the products sell themselves. Because they are stunning at their respective price points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    ...which is ironic really as the most interesting cars at trackdays are either modified, or full-on race cars.

    I think this will be bought by only the most properly sad Renault fanboys, and I hope one of them at least has the decency to park it in the dining room of his 3-bed semi and marry it when his wife inevitably leaves him.
    Comes back to that recipe I mentioned in the previous post. There was a time where RenaultSport was a byword for ‘just turn up at a track-day’. Clio 172/182/197/200, Megane R26/250..., all just lapped fast, were great back road hackers and reasonable dailies for their type. They just got lost.

    The Clio turbo thing turned up with a crap gearbox, missing the Brembos and looking like a floppy on a wedding night. Sure the base car was no looker, but neither was the 5, Clio I, II or III. They just ended up doing what Peugeot did with the 206 GTi and completely lost sight of what a great car is.

    Renault didn’t make the shortlist when I last went new car shopping. The Clio Turbo Trophy was their last hope, which went down in a cloud of ‘the gearbox is still shit’.
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    I bet they sell them all pretty quickly
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    Out of 66m people in the UK they shouldn't struggle to find 32 people to buy one of these.


    After all, that's 0.000048% of the population, vs 701 people who were extreme enough to murder someone in the UK, in 2018.


    You will need to be quite mental to buy one. The questions is, how many will be sold with the track bullsh*t?
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    Please don’t use the phrase ‘hot cakes’ and declare every limited edition car that sells out a complete and utter success on that basis.
    There are bad ideas in car marketing and I think this is one of them. If you pay more than list price for any variant of this car, you are a moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    I can’t wait for the DetailingWorld thread where some twat discovers a tiny scratch in the paint under the boot carpet, spends a month arguing with the dealership and then photo-catalogues a 7-day 48-stage full detail of the entire car to ‘correct’ Renault’s ‘shoddy workmanship’.
    Someone did exactly that with an Astra VXR 'back in the day'

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    Quote Originally Posted by GVK View Post
    Someone did exactly that with an Astra VXR 'back in the day'
    That’s precisely what I was referencing
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    That’s precisely what I was referencing
    If it's any comfort, I got the reference.
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    Was just making sure

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