Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8 on sale now from £28,245

The Renault Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8 is on sale now, priced from £28,245.

Just 30 units will be coming to the UK, built to celebrate Renault and Red Bull Racing’s third Formula 1 Constructors’ title.

The Red Bull Racing RB8 is based on the Megane Renaultsport 265 Cup, which already boasts stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, a limited-slip differential, grooved discs and red Brembo front calipers, plus a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 265hp.

The RB8 limited edition adds part-leather Recaro seats, branded aluminium kick-plates and carpet mats, R-Link Multimedia system with TomTom Live navigation, 19-inch gloss black ‘Steev’ alloy wheels with platinum-coloured rims, wearing Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres, plus the company’s on-board Renaultsport Monitor v2.0.

Drawing its inspiration from the Red Bull team’s racing colours, the exterior is finished in exclusive Twilight Blue with Platinum Grey detail, while Red Bull Racing graphics feature on the Megane’s sides.

The RB8 also marks the debut of the new R-Link system, with functions for navigation, telephony, multimedia, vehicle information, system settings and R-Link apps.  It’s controlled either via the touch-screen, centre console-mounted joystick or voice commands.

The new Renaultsport Monitor 2.0 system features a revised user interface, allowing easier access to the unit’s functions.  There’s a special Red Bull Racing home page, 3D info displays, GPS lap timing, real-time data readings, and the ability to save data onto a USB stick.