Renault has launched a(nother) new special version of its hot Megane RS in Australia this week, dubbed simply Megane RS265 Sport Limited Edition.
Released in honour of the RS 265’s development as a pursuit car for the Gendarmerie - France’s rapid intervention police force - the new entry-level special adds a number of extras and a special drive-away price.
Limited to 50 units, the RS265 Sport Limited Edition is priced at $36,990 drive-away until May, when the remaining units will go up to $37,990 plus on-road costs.
Features include a Pacific Blue paint job with a gloss black finish to the front and rear diffusers, exterior door handles, mirrors and rear spoiler.
Conversely, the 18-inch alloy rims get a silver finish instead of the usual black. Likewise, the Brembo brake calipers are silver instead of the usual red.
The debut of the Sport Limited Edition also marks the first appearance of the ‘everyday driving’ Sport chassis, joining the harder Cup chassis.
The Sport Limited Edition loses the mechanical diff, although it retains the Perfohub steering system that separates the steering hub from the strut for reduced torque steer.
As a more affordable offering, the RS265 Sport Limited Edition loses out on the RS Monitor 2.0 system, along with auto headlights and auto keyless entry. The dual-zone climate control has also been switched for a manual system.
On the bright side - if getting into the Megane RS range for less cash isn’t bright enough - the new entry-level special also gains the cloth/leatherette Recaro sports seats from the RS 265 Trophy.