201412.04
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Akrapovič Gives the Renault Mégane R.S. Added “Je ne sais quoi”

Akrapovič has added another “hot hatch” to its ever-growing range of exciting exhaust systems as it goes for some Gallic power in the form of the Renault Mégane R.S.

The Mégane R.S. is a fun and sporty hot hatch that’s won praise for its agile handling and revvy turbocharged engine, but now these performance levels can be taken to a higher level with the addition of the superb Akrapovič Evolution Line exhaust system. Weighing in 4.1 kg lighter than the stock system—that’s an amazing 35% less than the standard system—this beautifully-crafted titanium system will also increase power to an engine that’s already primed for high-rev action, allowing it to spin more efficiently and make it even more responsive. Akrapovič’s in-house sound engineers have also improved on the exhaust tone to produce a deeper, sportier sound. The system also looks as good as it performs and sounds, thanks to a precision-crafted carbon fibre tailpipe that makes a Mégane R.S. fitted with an Akrapovič system an even greater thing of beauty.

Akrapovič has also added the titanium Slip-On Line system for the Mégane R.S. to its range. This exhaust yields power and torque improvements over stock and decreases the weight to improve the car’s overall driving characteristics. Styled from perfectly formed titanium, the Slip-On system is a quick and easy first step in the tuning process and, like the Evolution Line, it needs no re-mapping of the ECU—they’re both just a simple plug-and-play affair. Finished with the distinctive carbon fibre tailpipe, the Slip-On Line system also benefits from enhanced sound engineering to give the Mégane R.S. even more appealing resonance.

Thomas Friedrich, Akrapovič Product Manager

“This is another important step for Akrapovič and one that all of us are very excited about. The Mégane R.S. is a fantastic hot hatch and it’s very pleasing that Renault has chosen Akrapovič to be the OEM-approved manufacturer for its exhaust systems. The Evolution Line and Slip-On Line systems were developed through many hours of painstaking research, design, and testing at our factory in Slovenia. We have manufactured a superb system, and this has been borne out with an Akrapovič-equipped Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R taking the outright lap record at Nürburgring for a front-wheel-drive car. The Trophy-R comes with an Akrapovič exhaust as standard, and now we’re delighted that we can supply a system developed for the Mégane R.S.”

Renault Megane 2

Photo: Akrapovič