End of the line for mega Mégane III

Many motoring media have been bidding a fond farewell to the third generation Mégane Renault Sport – the final model of which has finally rolled off the production line.
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The car, a 275 Cup-S, went on sale in the UK last month, at Dundee dealership Arnold Clark. It brings to an end the latest chapter in the model’s history which started in 2009 (although the Mégane Renault Sport story began in 2003).

For the record it came with all the trimmings – Ohlins adjustable dampers, Michelin Cup 2s, 19-inch wheels, Recaro seats etc – and was priced £31,930. Liquid Yellow, synonymous with Renault Sport, was a fitting colour.

Top Gear, Pistonheads, Autocar, Auto Express, Motoring Research, Daily Mirror, Scottish Sun, Mail On Sunday… they’ve all had something to say, a number referring to the sensational record lap times the ‘Mk3’ has set around the notorious Nordschleife during its life.

For some really great au revoirs, though, may we recommend Top Gear’s and Pistonheads' articles? Both provide evocative detailed recollections of why British motoring enthusiasts – particularly track day fans – have had such affection for the Mégane in its various guises these past seven years.

That’s not without making noises about what the future might be bring when the fourth generation Mégane Renault Sport is eventually unveiled…

CLICK HERE for TG’s take on the ‘Gen 3’. Or CLICK HERE for Pistonheads’s recollections…

Meanwhile Pistonheads also unearthed one of the sales of the century – well certainly of this month. Namely a 1993 Clio Cup race car – a road legal 1993 Clio Cup at that! Although registered in Portugal it is MOTed and “set for a life in England”.

CLICK HERE to read more – and for a marvellous video of 1993 Clio Cups doing what they did best in their heyday. Around, of all places, Belgium’s mighty Spa-Francorchamps circuit.