Coming just days after Renault officially introduced a disguised 2018 Megane RS at the Monaco GP, a new spy photo of Renault Sport’s flagship hot hatch has emerged, giving a revealing look at what to expect from the rear.
As expected, the Megane RS picks up a set of uniquely-styled alloy wheels, and a heavily vented rear bumper design incorporating a centrally-mounted exhaust outlet. Already visible from the preview event, the deeper front bumper can just be seen.
The spy pic, from the Megane RS Online Facebook page, also gives the first good look at the redesigned front guard, which has been widened to house the larger RS alloy wheels and widened track. Somewhat surprisingly, there appears to be no upsized rear wing or deeper side skirts.
Renault has previously confirmed that the new Megane RS will scrap its previous three-door form in favour of a more practical five-door body and will, for the first time, offer an automatic transmission option to sit alongside the regular manual version in a bid to broaden its appeal.
Little is known about the new model’s turbocharged engine with speculation pointing to either a revised 2.0-litre four-cylinder, or more likely, a variant of the 1.8-litre engine as used in Renault’s revived Alpine A110 coupe.
The Megane RS will be officially unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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