Prodrive will continue its campaign in the RX championship with this: the Renault Mégane RS RX. Based on the current road-going Mégane, the hot hatch has been comprehensively overhauled by Prodrive to make it more suitable for the championship.
GC Kompetition team principle and driver Guerlain Chicherit stated that the black-and-orange livery of the Mégane RS RX is meant to create an "aggressive, daring, exposed and bold” persona, adding that he expects it to stand out “for the right reasons”.
As for the specs, the Mégane RS RX will fall in line with competition standards, with its Prodrive-built Garrett-turbocharged direct-injection 2,0-litre four-cylinder (with an anti-lag system and Cosworth engine management) boasting a total power output of 447 kW.
Power will be delivered to all four wheels via a custom Xtrac five-speed sequential transmission with a triple-plate carbon clutch and front and rear limited slip differentials.
Stopping power will be provided by 300 mm four-piston Inboard Alcon discs, while 225/640 R17 (and 210/635 R17 for wet conditions) Cooper tyres wrapped around 17-inch Prodrive/OZ Racing wheels. Prodrive Ohlins double wishbones with four-way adjustable dampers sit on both the front and rear axles.