Renault adds limited edition Red Bull Racing model to Megane Renaultsport range

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Renault has announced a new limited edition dubbed the Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8, designed to tie in the French manufacturer’s hot hatch with the Renault-powered F1 World Champions.

Renault has announced a new limited edition dubbed the Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8, designed to tie in the French manufacturer’s hot hatch with the Renault-powered F1 World Champions.

Finished in Twilight Blue, the race team’s famous colours, there are Red Bull Racing graphics at the rear and the sides.

Platinum Grey details include the F1 blade, door handles, door mirror housing and rear lip.

The Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8 comes with the same Bridgestone tyres that helped Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy to establish a new lap record for the Nurburgring. These high-performance tyres are fitted to 19in black ‘Steev’ wheels with platinum rims.

This limited edition version marks the availability of the built-in, connected R-Link multimedia tablet for the Megane Renaultsport range. The system’s six functions (navigation, telephony, multimedia, vehicle, systems and R-Link Store applications catalogue) are controlled using either the touchscreen display, the voice-command function or the joystick situated on the centre console.

Along with R-Link, there is now also the 2.0 version of Renaultsport Monitor, which fans of sporty driving will particularly appreciate.

The limited edition version packs the same features as Megane Renaultsport 265 Cup, including stiffer springs, dampers, anti-roll bar, limited slip differential, grooved discs with Brembo callipers and the potent two-litre turbocharged 265hp engine.

The limited edition Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8 will be available until September 30, 2013. UK pricing will be made public closer to the official launch.