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Renaultsport Megane N4 rally car (2010) first pics

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800

Renault's added the new Megane Renaultsport N4 to its current rally range. The N4 draws on a group of heritage Renaults stretching over a quarter of a century - including the 5 GT Turbo, R11 Turbo, R21 Turbo, R19 16V, Clio Williams and Clio Renaultsport.

To cope with all sorts of terrain, the Megane uses three-way adjustable shock absorbers. Under the bonnet you’ll find a 2.0-litre 16v turbo engine enhanced with an optimised electronics engine control system, giving out 265bhp and around 350lb ft of torque.

It comes as a kit that will only be sold by Renault Sport Technologies and while it has been built with private teams and drivers in mind, you can expect to be set back £48,250 for the N4 kit. Yikes.

However the car was intended for private teams and drivers and complies with group N restrictions.

These are rules designed to keep costs low by permitting very few modifications keeping the cars as close to the production model as possible.

Wonder if we can upgrade Jethro's Renaultsport 250 long-termer...

By Sarah-Jayne Harrison