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Renault Megane R.S. to make UK debut at Speedmachine Festival

Written by: Neil

Anyone heading to Silverstone for the Speedmachine Festival this May bank holiday will be some of the first people to see the new Renault Megane R.S. on UK soil.

The 276bhp hot hatch can be found on Renault’s static stand as well as on the Silverstone circuit doing its thing throughout the event, which takes place between May 25-27th.

Some lucky attendees will even have the chance to experience the Megane R.S. out on the track too and get a feel for the car’s 4Control four-wheel steer – a world-first for the hot hatch segment – as well as its cup chassis with revised springs and dampers.

Read more: Renault Mégane R.S. – all you need to know about the 276bhp hot hatch

Also on the Renault stand at the Speedmachine Festival will be a Renault Sport VR race simulator for competitors where attendees can take part in a Project Cars 2 race.

The gamer with the most points over a three lap race from Speedmachine will automatically win a place in the Renault e-Sport Series final on July 7th at the 2018 Formula One British Grand Prix.

And whoever wins that e-Sport Series final will receive a full driving experience day for two with luxury overnight accommodation, travel and food costs as well as a goodie bag of R.S. merchandise.

For those not familiar with Speedmachine Festival, the event is centred around the FIA World Rallycross Championship and this is the first time it has been held at Silverstone.

The festival will also feature top music headliners such as Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight and a DJ set from Basement Jaxx.

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “The Megane R.S. promises to be a great addition to the growing hot hatch segment.”

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