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So the french have done it and it looks like a hair raising drive, especially to me who doesn't know the track one bit!

Just seems that this vid exemplifies the Type-R mantra.

Whilst the Mégane may be fast and powerful (265bhp) the soundtrack to that lap was boring to say the least. The Type R may be slower, but he would probs have a better experience driving it!


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I bet the driver had to change his underwear after that lap! The cars all over the place!
 

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LMAO.... my derv handles just like that :rolleyes: :worms:

Roll on suspension mods :lol:
 

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Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy vs Honda Mugen Civic Type-R (FN1) - FastestLaps.com

I know not many people rely on fastestlaps but if its anything to go by the mugen M20 should smash the renault.

However even if the renault is faster, it looks crap, cheap and plain.

Look at the dials and dash compared to the CTR. I know which one I would rather be in.

Plus and probably main factor... jap vs french... obvious winner there!!!
 

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still there is no getting away from the fact Renault one of the leaders in the hot hatch market at the moment
 

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I'm a little confused, it's a professional driver and confirmed as the fastest FWD lap of the 'ring yet from the comments on here it appears to have a crap chassis come fellas this isn't VXRonline!
 

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the megane will only be faster than a type r until it breaks down, which it will because lets be fair its french its bound to break lol
 

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I'm a little confused, it's a professional driver and confirmed as the fastest FWD lap of the 'ring yet from the comments on here it appears to have a crap chassis come fellas this isn't VXRonline!
confirmed fastest lap where? And since when do laps start from the pits?

Not saying its a crap chassis, it is indeed a good car but its still french.
 

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Its still an impressive time, but there's no chance anyone else other than a professional could drive that car as fast - it sounds and looks so out of control and I bet he's scrubbed off most of his tyres with that lap.

Its also worth noting the previous holder of the record was the VXR Astra and look at how pooh that is on the real roads so as impressive as the lap time is I dont think its an indication as to how good the car is.
 

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lets wrap this up, its french its poo its better off in the loo go buy a type rrrrrr go buy a type rrrrrr
 

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I traded in a Megane RS for a CTR. The Megane was far quicker and stuck to the road better but as someone said the CTR is a far better place to be in.. and its a more involved drive that was why I changed it.... o and of course the noise when racing the engine :p
 

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Hmm guys this seems a really blickered thread.
Its an absolutely crazy lap time.
It is officially the fastest FF production car. The previous record holder was the R26.R and that was beat by the RS265 by 9 seconds.
I am afraid the mugen will almost certainly not be faster as it was only 0.4 seconds faster than the R26.R around Bedford, and can see the lack of power and torque making a massive difference on the 'ring.
Look at some of the cars it beats:
Copied from fastlap.com timings...

101. Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy 8:07.97 152 '11 269 / 0 Laurent Hurgon
102. Porsche 964 Turbo 3.3 (320hp) 8:08.71 152 '91 320 / 1470 best motoring
103. Ferrari 360 Modena 8:09.00 152 '99 400 / 1390 Sport Auto
104. Lamborghini Diablo SV 8:09.00 152 '97 519 / 1590 sportauto
105. Audi RS6 Avant (C6) 8:09.00 152 '08 579 / 2025 Audi claim
106. Audi TT-RS Coupe 8:09.00 152 '09 340 / 1450 SportAuto
107. Porsche 993 GT2 8:09.30 152 '95 430 / 1290 Sportauto
108. Donkervoort D8 180R 8:10.00 151 '01 240 / 675 Sport Auto
109. Dodge Viper GTS 8:10.00 151 '97 457 / 1580 Sport Auto
110. Alpina B6 S 8:10.00 151 '08 530 / 1815 sportauto
111. KTM X-Bow 8:10.00 151 '08 241 / 871 sportauto
112. Mercedes E63 AMG 8:10.00 151 '09 525 / 1765 sportauto
113. Porsche Cayman S 8:11.00 151 '05 295 / 1406 Walter Roehrl (*mfr.
114. Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX 8:11.00 151 '05 290 / 1482 Best Motoring
115. Porsche 993 Turbo 3.6 factory kit 8:12.00 151 '97 430 / 1506 sportauto
116. Mercedes SL 55 AMG 8:12.00 151 '02 476 / 1855 Sport Auto
117. Lotus Esprit Sport 350 8:13.00 150 '99 354 / 1324 Sport Auto
118. Dodge Viper SRT-10 8:13.00 150 '05 506 / 1600 Sport Auto
119. BMW M5 (E60) 8:13.00 150 '05 507 / 1848 Sport Auto
120. Ferrari F355 8:13.00 150 '95 380 / 1350
121. Mercedes C 63 AMG 8:13.00 150 '07 457 / 1772 sport auto
122. Artega GT 8:13.00 150 '09 299 / 1272 Horst von Saurma
123. Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster 8:13.00 150 '03 517 / 1526 Sportauto
124. Mercedes SL65 AMG 8:14.00 150 '04 612 / 2049 Sport Auto
125. Mercedes SLK 55 AMG Black Series 8:14.00 150 '06 400 / 1506 Sport Auto
126. Alpina B3 Biturbo 8:14.00 150 '07 360 / 1626 sportauto
127. Alpina B3 Biturbo Coupe 8:14.00 150 '07 360 / 1560 Horst von Saurma
128. Porsche 997 Carrera 8:15.00 150 '04 325 / 1395 Walter Rƶhrl
129. RUF BR2 EKS 8:15.00 150 '92 360 / 1355 sportauto
130. Alpina Z4 Roadster S 8:15.00 150 '03 300 / 1416 sportauto
131. RUF CTR2 8:15.00 150 '97 520 / 1422 AutoCar
132. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR 8:15.00 150 '05 290 / 1455 Best Motoring
133. BMW 1 Series M Coupe 8:15.00 150 '11 340 / 1513 Sport Auto
134. Aston Martin DB9 8:16.00 150 '04 450 / 1710 Sport Auto
135. Honda NSX 3.0 (1991) 8:16.15 149 '91 274 / 1362 Motoharu Kurosawa (b
136. BMW M6 Cabrio 8:16.52 149 '07 507 / 1930 Wolfgang Kaufmann
137. Renault Megane R26.R 8:16.90 149 '08 230 / 1252 Vincent Bayle

As said above, we arent VXRonline, need to admit that its an amazing time, and on the same tyres we use as well, not R888's like the R26.R.

As you may have guessed i really like the car. Had a Clio 197 before my civic and nothing went wrong with it at all. Seems to be more issues with the Civic than there are with these.....
 

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I worked for Renault for a year and they are every bit as bad as their reputation, but strangely the turbo ones did not seem to have as many problems. Dont underestimate the R26 it is a good drive.

Also my arrogant view of how Honda build the best cars bar none has been destroyed by 6 months with a Civic. Love the drive but wounder what my next fault will be (in fact i already know, warped discs in 23K)

I would love to have the guts to drive the ring.
 
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