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Renault Megane RS 265 RB8 Limited Edition now on sale

November 1, 2013

Renault Australia is introducing a new special edition Megane RS 265 to help celebrate Red Bull Racing’s fourth Formula One Championship win. The special version, called the RB8 Limited Edition, features various Red Bull Racing logos and comes with a number of added features.

Renault Megane RS 265 RB8 Limited Edition

Inside, the RB8 Limited Edition gets Recaro front bucket seats, while sitting is the dash is the latest R-Link multimedia interface which uses TomTom satellite navigation. There’s also unique aluminium sill plates and floor mats.

The multimedia interface is linked to the ‘RS Monitor’ which allows drivers to toggle between performance menus such as acceleration timers, GPS lap timers, and g-force readouts, as well as a special Red Bull Racing home page.

On the outside, the RB8 Limited Edition can be distinguished via the Dusk Blue exterior colour, as well as via the Red Bull Racing graphics on the rear and on the flanks. It rolls on a set of gloss black 19-inch ‘Steev’ alloy wheels which wear Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres.

As for the engine, it’s the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder as seen in the regular RS 265. It produces 195kW and 360Nm. The power is sent through the front wheels via a limited-slip differential. Handling is harnesses with the ‘Cup’ chassis which includes a serious sports suspension setup.

Just 120 examples will hit the Australian market. Prices start at $49,990 (excluding on-road costs).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.