In fact it seems there has been nothing but praise for the car since it was launched in the UK back in spring.
Recently, top monthly performance car read evo magazine put the R.S. up against the Honda Civic Type R and Golf R and, on-line, eight more hot hatches. It took second place when journo Will Beaumont listed the cars in favourite order. CLICK HERE for the review and an 11-pic special.
Elsewhere… “It has the intense glare of a superhero just before he smashes some more baddies into oblivion,” wrote Chris Evans in the Mail on Sunday and on-line, later adding: “There’s something about this Mégane R.S. that really got under my skin.”
In The Telegraph’s Lifestyle section, Ed Wiseman goes nuts for the car, suggesting it is the best in a collection of truly great hot hatches.
Video-wise there’s plenty to be found out there as well with, more recently, Carfection’s experienced Henry Catchpole finally getting his hands on the Volcanic Orange machine on a UK road having first sampled it at the car’s media launch at the Jerez circuit in Spain earlier in the year.
His YouTube review had received 81,000 views as we went to press and Catchpole was immediately struck again by the car’s looks. “I think it looks tremendous, particularly from the rear where it has the stance of a miniature touring car,” he quickly comments in his film.
There are of course other cool YouTube videos reviewing or comparing the Mégane R.S. to view, including those from Carbuyer (47,000 views) and Lovecars (67,000 views) – the latter with TV favourite Tiff Needell (and, yes, in this one the R.S. gets the nod over the Type R).