The Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R has set a new lap record around the Nürburgring Nordschleife for a front-wheel-drive production car.

The new lap record time is 07’40’’100 and it was driven by Laurent Hurgon pictured above with the car.

Renault have not increase the power of the engine, it still produces 300 hp, but they have optimised the aerodynamics and have improved its drive axles. Another big factor to its increased performance is that Renault have reduced its weight by 30 kg compared to the Mégane R.S. Trophy.

The new Mégane R.S. Trophy-R will be on sale towards the end of 2019 but there will only be a few hundred units built.