Toyo an OE Partner for Record Breaking Renault Model
The sportiest version of Renault’s Mégane yet manufactured, the Mégane Renaultsport R26.R, is to feature Toyo tyres as an OE option. The performance hatchback, which had its public debut at the British International Motor Show, will be made available from October in a limited edition restricted to just 450 vehicles, and each will be fitted with Toyo Proxes R88 tyres. The tyres are an option on the Mégane R26.R in conjunction with a roll cage for those who want to use the car on track, replacing the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tyres in size 225/40R18 otherwise supplied with the car. As the car is a lightweight circuit special with a notable performance to price ratio, the roll cage and track tyre combination is anticipated to be a popular option.
Prior to its unveiling in London, the Mégane R26.R also broke the lap record for a front wheel drive production car at the Nürburgring. The car, fitted with 225/40R18 Toyo Proxes R888 tyres completed the lap in an impressive 8 minutes 17 seconds. Toyo comments that the Nürburgring record and limited edition production run make the Mégane R26.R an instant classic and a very desirable proposition for collectors.