Renault Mégane RS 300 Trophy: ‘An all-encompassing sensory overload’ | Martin Love

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Martin Love

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Renault’s sublime racer finds the sunshine on the stormiest of drives

Renault Mégane RS 300 Trophy
Price
£31,835
0-62mph 5.7 seconds
Top speed 162mph
MPG 34.4
CO2 183g/km
Eco score ★★☆☆☆

Heading north towards Glasgow earlier this month, a flashing message on one of the huge gantries over the M74 caught my eye: “Don’t let your mates distract you. Drive smart!” We’re so used to seeing the usual “Take a break!”, “Tiredness kills”, “Congestion ahead” type of messages that they wash over us like autumn rain on our windscreens. But this one made me realise that these lonely message boards on otherwise ad-free motorways are a real opportunity to (excuse me) drive home some meaningful truths. How about “Be kinder to each other” or “Phone your mother”, or “Eat less meat”?

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