Renault is trading off its F1 involvement once again with this new Megane RS250 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition. Good to see they’ve not lost the knack of coming up with catchy model titles.
Living up to its ‘Limited Edition’ name just 50 new RS250 MonacoGP models will find their way to Australia; all individually numbered. The price of admission into the MonacoGP club is $48,990 plus on roads ($7000 more than a standard RS250).
Apart from its lengthy title other factors separating the MonacoGP from regular RS250s are white pearlescent paint and piano black trim on the wing mirrors, fog light surrounds and rear diffuser. There is also special ‘MonacoGP’ badging, of course.
Inside, a more tangible benefit is given in the form of an integrated Sat Nav system; the first time we’ve seen that in a Megane down under. As well, the MonacoGP comes standard with 19″ alloys, bi-xenon headlights and four-pot Brembo brakes.
Aside from that it’s pretty much usual Megane RS250 fare, including the same 184kW/340Nm engine from the regular range. A few more ponies would have been nice, don’t you think. Having said that, Renault’s well-tuned chassis still comes standard.
MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition Released in Australia
Renault Sport pays homage to the iconic Monaco GP circuit and the glamour of Monaco with a luxury limited edition of the award-winning MÃ©gane R.S. 250. The MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition.
Aimed at fans of elegance, sport and style, the MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco GP will be available in Australia and more than a dozen markets worldwide. Just 50 examples will be offered for sale here, each individually numbered.
The MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco GP is finished in an eye-catching pearlescent white paint, underlining its luxurious and exclusive status. The dynamic and powerful exterior is accentuated by piano black treatments for the side mirrors, rear diffuser and fog-lamp surrounds. There are black headlight masks and Monaco GP badges on the flanks.
Luxury is the key to the MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco GP. For the first time, integrated satellite navigation is available on a MÃ©gane R.S. 250. The passenger-centric approach delivers stylish, electric-adjusting, leather-covered, heated Monaco GP sport seats, which cosset and cushion the driver and passenger alike. The centre console, dash-strip and door handles feature white cabin details; while the seats and floor mats receive exclusive Monaco GP stitching.
Adding to the comfort of the cabin is the extensive fixed glass roof (complete with shade cover) that bathes the cabin in welcome daylight. The MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco GP will also be fitted with 19â€ alloy wheels, 4-pot BremboÂ® brake with red callipers, and bi-xenon directional headlights.
The MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco GP has a recommended retail price of $48,990 (excluding dealer delivery and statutory charges).
Like all MÃ©gane Renault Sport models, the Monaco GP Limited Edition is powered by a 184 kW (250 hp) four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine, producing 340 Nm of torque at just 3,000 rpm.
Commenting on the latest edition to the Renault Sport family, Justin Hocevar, Managing Director Renault Australia, said, â€œThe award-winning MÃ©gane R.S. 250 has already become an instant classic in Australia and I am sure this exclusive limited edition will follow suit.
â€œThis incredibly luxurious version of the MÃ©gane R.S. 250 will appeal to lovers of hot hatches who donâ€™t want to compromise on their everyday creature comforts. The snug and cosy Monaco GP sport seats will win over even the most a sceptical spouse.
â€œI urge customers to hurry into their Renault dealership quickly as these exclusive cars are sure to become collectorsâ€™ items and wonâ€™t hang around for long.â€
To coincide with the launch of the MÃ©gane R.S. 250 Monaco GP, Renault is announcing it will extend the factory warranty on all Renault Sport models purchased as of 27th August, 2011 to 3-years/unlimited kms.