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Renault's Hottest Hatch Has The Sport Mode Engaged

Renaultsport built the Megane 275 Trophy to become the king of the Nürburgring again after Seat took its crown. The result is a family car with a titanium exhaust and a top speed of 158 mph. Bonkers!

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The fact about these front-wheel drive Nürburgring records is that they are both amazing and slightly pointless at the same time. Amazing because any family car that can go around that circuit under 8 minutes is an engineering masterpiece.

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Pointless because you can't exactly get the same car at the dealership, no matter what they say in the brochure. Still, you should be fine with a bit of cheating in this case since what you end up with will have air-conditioning, seats that won't break your back and performance that can still outrun most cars out there in exchange.

You will feel every bump on your way to the supermarket thought...

I could live with it, that's for sure.

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Fun fact: the Brits pay the equivalent of $45,535 for this car! You could probably buy two discounted Focus STs in the US for that.