my recent ugly favourite: Renault R26 R

Europeans are so lucky….they get so many small, quick cars at their disposable.  I’ve always admired the small hatchbacks like the Peugeot GTIs, Renault Clio 172 and RS, Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Polo GTI, Swift Sport, Focus RS etc…..but one hatch has really caught my eye lately even though it is not being produced any longer (thanks for the correction, Rob) it is reaching the end of its production; Renault Megane R26R.  I honestly think it’s like a low-budget Porsche GT3 RS.  If i was living in Europe, i would surely have one hidden away in my garage.  It’s ugly as f*ck, with it’s heinous rear pillar and odd shaped window treatment; and the front end reminds me of some 2nd rate Oldsmobile from the 70s or 80s.  But as a package, it is weird and cool, and over the top.  In black with some vulgar red stickers; yes please.

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4 thoughts on “my recent ugly favourite: Renault R26 R

  1. Rob says:

    actually, this model of the Renault Megane went out of production more than 2 years ago. One can, however, still argue about the styling. But I like it. I love the lunacy about it 🙂

    • Syed says:

      serious? did they continue the design for the R26R? i could have sworn i saw ‘new’ reviews for it in the past year. I absolutely LOVE the lunacy of it!

  2. Rob says:

    they don’t list it on the Renault website anymore. Not even the French website. However, over here in the old world, we do get the new Renault Megane Coupé RS with 250 hp from a 2 litre turbo engine. You can get it in cup spec with stiffened chassis, race breaks and seats and a limited slip diff… but lacks the scaffolding in the back, so it’s still a 4-seater!
    Oh, and I so want that one of them as well (despite lacking the lunatic looks)!

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