For 35 years, Renault and Formula 1 TM have been pursuing a common goal: to push back the limits of motor sports and technology. Since 1977 Renault has claimed nine Drivers’ world crowns and ten Constructors’ titles. After going back to its core expertise as an engine-provider in 2011, Renault powers four teams in 2012, amounting to one third of the grid.
In 2012, Renault is at the heart of the pinnacle of motorsport and to celebrate the 2012 Australian Formula 1TM Grand Prix, Renault Australia is launching the Mégane R.S. 250 Australian Grand Prix Limited Edition.
As a centre point of Renault’s 2012 Australian Formula 1TM Grand Prix activities, the Mégane R.S. AGP will be making its debut on Monday 12th March in a race off with Renault Jet Pack Man on the Albert Park circuit. Following this the vehicle will be on display at Albert Park in F1 Central for the 4 day event.
The Mégane R.S. AGP is immediately distinguished by gloss black paint and a fixed glass roof, which was first seen on the highly successful Monaco Grand Prix limited edition.
The striking exterior looks are further enhanced by gloss black 19-inch Steev wheels with a red piping, as seen on the Mégane R.S. 250 Trophy in Europe, enhanced by the hallmark Renault Sport red Brembo brake callipers. The wheels display the R.S. badge in the centre and are shod with Bridgestone RE050A tyres.
These asymmetric, ultra-high-performance tyres incorporate dynamic sporty handling and a quiet, comfortable ride to meet the rigorous demands of prestige performance vehicles. The inner and outer tread design is derived from Bridgestone’s winning Formula 1TM technology and offers outstanding grip and responsive handling in both dry and wet conditions. On Mégane R.S.
Trophy, these tyres contributed to the record set by Renault Sport on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The racing-inspired interior is further enhanced by black leather Renault Sport RECARO height adjustable front seats.
In response to customer feedback and demand, the limited edition will also include integrates satellite navigation, bi-xenon directional headlights and front and rear parking sensors.
Only 50 Mégane R.S. AGP will be sold in Australia and each will feature and individual plaque. The Mégane R.S. AGP has a manufacturer’s list price of $49,990.
Commenting on the launch of this motorsport-inspired limited edition Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia, said: “I am very excited to be introducing this new limited edition. We experienced a very strong customer demand when we introduced the Monaco Grand Prix inspired limited edition in August, 2011 and based on our customer feedback we jumped at the opportunity to create this extraordinary Mégane R.S. AGP.
“The Mégane R.S. AGP is the ultimate package! We have ticked every box in the building of this car and anticipate very strong customer demand.
“To celebrate the vehicle’s launch we are launching with a 3.9% finance rate. It is now more attractive than ever to purchase the award-winning R.S. 250.”
The Mégane R.S. AGP will hit Renault showrooms in March.
Summary of the Mégane R.S. AGP specification:
- Black metallic paint
- Bi-xenon directional headlights
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Gloss black 19-inch Steev wheels with a red piping
- Brembo brakes with red callipers
- Bridgestone RE050A tyres
- Fixed glass roof
- Integrated satellite navigation
- Black leather Renault Sport RECARO height adjustable front seats
- Individually numbered plaque
- 4×30 3D sound system
- Hands free card
- Multimedia connection box
- Automatic climate control
- Protective floor mats
- Electrically-folding door mirrors
A summary of the Mégane R.S. AGP’s launch activities:
- March 12th, 2012 – Renault Jet Pack man vs. the Mégane R.S. AGP on the Albert Park circuit
- March 15th to 18th, 2012 – Mégane R.S. AGP on display at F1 Central of the 2012 Australian Formula 1TM Grand Prix