Race to buy rare model Renault

FRENCH car-maker Renault has upped the stakes in the modern day hot hatchback market with the news that a limited-run Megane Renaultsport model will be available from July.

The latest addition comes based on the Cup chassis version, but also adds even more core equipment, including Recaro seats with yellow seatbelts and detailing, Renaultsport Monitor on-board performance tracking and a UK numbered plaque.

In keeping with its focused nature, there is just a single option, a gloss black roof at £415.

As part of its price, new owners of the 265 Trophy also gain free access to the full 2012 Renaultsport UK trackday calendar, worth around £650, giving them access to some of the country’s finest circuits, including Brands Hatch and Silverstone.

Renault’s new Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy is available to order now, priced £27,820 on-the-road, with first deliveries later this month.