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Renault Megane R26.R Screams Around The Nurburgring

Recently unveiled at the 2008 British Motor Show, the Renault Megane R26.R was proclaimed the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the Nurburgring. Now, Renault is backing up their claims of an 8:17 lap with this video of the French hot hatch buzzing around the famed German circuit. It may not be as quick as the Corvette ZR1's 7:26 lap, but considering the 'Vette has over 400HP more than the Megane's 230 HP four-banger, we're throughly impressed by the little Renault.
[via BridgeToGantry]

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They must have been beating that thing extra hard with the ugly stick to get that kind of a performance out of it. Oh, right. They did.

The interior is much nicer. Comparing that center stack with the Acura's is instructive.

The amount of howl generated by those tires is distressing. And those are ultra low profiles on special wheels. Probably not part of your appearance group option.

Pardon me now. It seems I have to go out for a little drive now.