Renault Megane RS280 Cup EDC 2018 new car review
Driving enthusiasts have never had it better, as 2018 could be marked as a watershed year for fast machinery.
There has been a raft of headline-grabbing supercars introduced over the last 12 months, with superheroes like the Ferrari 488 Pista, McLaren’s Senna and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
But all the action hasn’t been reserved exclusively for the super rich, with a host of sizzling new hot hatches offering plenty of fun for those that live life a little closer to the ground.
The latest Renault Sport Megane is one of those, arriving recently in third-generation form that builds on the success of its predecessors with more gear, more punch and more practicality.
Is it right for me?
Renault has attempted to broaden the appeal of the Megane RS with the third-generation exclusively offered in a five-door body style with the option of a dual-clutch automatic for the first time - the previous models were limited to three doors and manual gearboxes only.
While that is intended to make it a more liveable and practical everyday proposition, its focus remains purely on driving enthusiasts with a punchy turbo charged engine, sports suspension, big brakes and race exterior and interior highlights.
It is still a machine for boy (or girl) racers.