11 Hottest Hatches: The Ungentlemanly

7) Renaultsport Mégane 275 Trophy-R


1.8 Litre Turbocharged 4-Cylinder | 292 bhp

This car made headlines recently with it’s £72k+ price tag which left us all playing the game of ‘what else can I buy for that money?’ – but there’s no mistaking that it’s one HOT hatch. The “regular” car that it’s based on, the 300 Trophy, boasts 300 bhp and 420 Nm of torque. The Trophy R then adds heavily revised suspension and sheds 130 kg which includes removing the rear seats – you pay £51k for the luxury. Carbon wheel pack? – you’re at £63k. Nurburging record pack i.e. carbon-ceramic brakes? – cough up that £72k. That all taken into consideration, you have 292 hp and just 1,306 kg to shift with it. That’s 234 bhp per tonne – stick that up your Clio V6!

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