Staff Car Feature: Nick's Modified Renault Megane RS 250 Cup
The first Staff Car Feature of 2019 features this impeccable Modified Renault Megane RS 250 Cup. It belongs to Nick, who works in our sales department.
Probably one of the first things you’ll notice about it is the seats – we just can’t get over how incredibly made they are. How unique they are too! How many of you have seen a set of seats quite like these ones? Not many, I can imagine.
As well as the seats, of course, there are many additions and modifications which make Nick’s car so distinctive. Let’s find out more…
The Modified Renault Megane RS 250 Cup
We spoke with Nick, himself, and got the inside info into what sets his car apart from the rest. First things first – the seats…
“So, when I purchased the car, the dealer (Ktec Racing – who are the biggest trader for Renault Sport cars) advised they had never seen a Megane with this pattern on the seats before. They explained they can’t be bought from factory in this condition. According to them, the car has to be purchased with the Recaro seats and then sent back into Renault to have them reupholstered with the leather / diamond stitching. They advised this was an additional £1500 (roughly) to have it done. I still, to this day, have never seen another Megane with these seats apart from one Clio RS which Ktec Racing were also selling, but this was quite a while back!
Modifications on my particular car include: Wheels, coilovers, adjustable top mounts, exhaust, intercooler, remap, induction kit, camber shims, engine mounts, adjustable drop links, quick shift, dump valve, front and rear anti-roll bars, lip spoiler, roll cage, harnesses, oil cooler, poly bushed all round and interior changes.
I’ve done a lot of the work on the car myself, but I’d like to thank a couple of garages for their help. These are APMotorsport – they built my cage and Alex over there was super helpful when getting the right colour for the cage. Also, Engine Dynamics – they have done all of my remaps and is where I’ll be getting a turbo from in the future. Andy over there, again, is a super nice guy and has always sorted me out!
My favourite tracks to take the car on are the Nürburgring, Spa, and Donnington. These are my current favourites – the list will definitely get bigger when I visit more tracks in the UK.”
Thanks, Nick, for taking the time to tell us all about your pride and joy. We actually filmed Nick’s car too so be sure to keep an eye out as we’ll be publishing the feature video very soon!
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Within the modified car insurance policies we offer we can include:
- Like-for-like modifications cover
- Second car discounts
- Agreed valuation cover
- Limited mileage discounts
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