There’s still over a month to go until the planned debut of Renault Sport’s new hot Megane, but we’re getting an early preview thanks to a set of leaked images.
They seem to have appeared first on Facebook before being picked up by Motor 1, and look to have been - awkwardly - taken inside a Renault facility. On closer inspection, and you can see a camouflaged prototype in the blurred-out background of two of the images.
The pictures give us our best look yet at the new hot hatch, showing a front end that’s been given the Clio 220 Trophy’s Renault Sport logo-shaped fog lights. It’s also gained some wider wheel arches, with brake ducts at the front and rear. Also at the back you’ll find a single, trapezoid exhaust exit.
While this is the first time we’re seeing both the front and the rear of a physical car, we’ve already had a good look at illustrations of the spicy Megane from all angles thanks to patent images that emerged last month. So we have a good idea of how it looks, but we still don’t know for sure what will power it - the latest rumours suggest a turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine, with an output of around 300bhp.
We’ll know all when the car receives its full reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September.