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Performance Review: Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 - [2002]

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Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 - [2002]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2002 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 1998 cc (121.9 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 147 mph (236.5 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.5 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 6.7 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 16.4 secs
  • Power: 225 bhp (167 kW) @ 5500 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1355 kgs (2987 lbs)
  • Torque: 221 lb-ft (299.6 Nm) @ 3000 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.61 secs @ 93.6 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 166.0 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 163.0 lb-ft
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Renault Megane Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2002. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2002 Ferrari Enzo 6.0 V12 and the 2002 Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3.This particular Renault Megane has a 1998cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged - [2013] image

Alternative Petrol St4's includes the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged

The Megane shares its Petrol St4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged and the 2011 BAC Mono 280bhp. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Megane's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1355 kgs (2987 lbs) this makes the Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 in the same weight category as the 2020 McLaren 765LT 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

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The Renault Megane shares the same bhp with the 2020 Audi TT S Turbo 50 TFSI (225 bhp)

In terms of power the 1998cc 16V St4 engine produces 225 bhp (167 kW) @ 5500 rpm similar to the 2020 Audi TT S Turbo 50 TFSI (225 bhp) or the 2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 1.8 Supercharged (243 bhp).

The Turbo St4 throws out 221 lb-ft (299.6 Nm) @ 3000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (236 lb-ft) or the 2020 McLaren Sabre 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (206 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Renault Megane you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 - [2012] image

The 2012 Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 (191.0 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Renault Megane.

The Renault Megane has a Power to weight ratio of 166.0 bhp per ton and 163.0 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2002 Megane competing with the 2012 Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 (191.0 bhp per ton) or the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 5.7 V8 370 (191.0 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Renault Megane generating around 163.0 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2016 Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo (188.0 lb-ft per ton) or the 2012 Audi A3 S3 2.0 Turbo S-Tronic (187.9 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 6.5 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 6.7 secs, this made the Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 as fast as the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (6.5 secs) the 2018 Abarth 595 Competizione 1.4 Turbo (6.5 secs) the 2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R (6.5 secs) the or the 2016 Abarth 124 Spider 1.4 Turbo (6.5 secs). This Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 is also faster than the 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport 5.7 V8 (6.6 secs) the 2016 Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-tronic Quattro Sportback (6.6 secs) the 2014 Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC (6.6 secs) the and the 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 Turbo (6.6 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Megane and the 1986 Ferrari 412 i 4.9 V12

When talking about the performance of the Renault Megane on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 14.61 secs @ 93.6 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1986 Ferrari 412 i 4.9 V12 (14.56 secs), the 1997 Audi A4 S4 2.7T Quattro (14.56 secs), and the 2010 Alfa-Romeo Giulietta 235 Cloverleaf (14.56 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2002 version of the Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 has a maximum speed of 147mph.

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Top Speed of the 2002 Megane equals the 2020 Maserati Ghibli GranSport Petrol Hybrid (158 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2002 Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 then how about the 2020 Maserati Ghibli GranSport Petrol Hybrid (158 mph), the 2018 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid 3.0 V6 Turbo (158 mph), or the 2017 Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 280 (158 mph).

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