Despite the outward practicality of the Mégane range, driving enthusiasts have always looked toward Renault's performance arm - Renault Sport - for hotted-up versions of the Mégane and other hatchbacks such as the Twingo and Clio.
A compelling alternative to regular hot hatch options such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus RS, the Renault Mégane R.S. and its sibling the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy not only add some French flair to performance motoring, but also excel at it - with British motoring publication evo Magazine hailing it as at or near the head of the hot hatch class.
It’s no surprise then that a brilliant car like the Mégane would need an equally high performance tyre, with Bridgestone POTENZA S001 tyres fitted as original equipment on the Mégane R.S. and Mégane R.S. Trophy, and Bridgestone POTENZA S007 tyres fitted as original equipment on the Mégane R.S. Trophy and Mégane R.S. Trophy-R.
The POTENZA S001 was developed as an Original Equipment tyre for premium high-performance sports cars, coupes and sedans, offering excellent performance, grip and handling in dry and wet road conditions thanks to its innovative features which include the multi-performance block and semi-slick centre rib.
Powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine, the latest Mégane R.S. which produces 280bhp and the Mégane R.S. Trophy with 300bhp, come equipped with Bridgestone POTENZA S001 in the 245/35 R19 size - helping the Mégane R.S. series offer precise, enthusiastic handling characteristics, while offering a pliant and comfortable ride for daily driving.
The POTENZA S007 was developed as an Original Equipment tyre for super sports cars such as the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta & Aston Martin DB11, offering ultimate high speed stability and maximum levels of cornering performance with features such as its kevlar flipper and hybrid spiral.
Powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine producing 300bhp, the latest Mégane R.S. Trophy and Mégane R.S. Trophy-R come equipped with Bridgestone POTENZA S007 in the 245/35 R19 size - helping the Mégane R.S. Trophy series offer outstanding agility through tight turns, and great stability when going at higher speeds.