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New Renault Megane RS Trophy-R demolishes Nurburgring lap record Renault has just set a new lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The lap time of 7 minutes and 40.1 seconds was set by a Renault Megane RS Trophy-R. The record was set by Laurent Hurgon, a former Renault Sport racing driver, who also set the previous record of 7 minutes and 45.9 seconds in 2016 in a Megane RS 275 Trophy-R. The new record was set on May 8th 2019 and marks the first time a production car has broken the 8 minute barrier. The new record is over 5 seconds faster than the previous one, making it the fastest front-wheel drive production car around the Nordschleife. The Renault Megane RS Trophy-R is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 300 hp and 400 Nm of torque. It also features a range of chassis and aerodynamic modifications, including adjustable suspension, lighter wheels and a large rear wing. The Renault Megane RS Trophy-R is a limited edition model and only 250 units will be produced.