2009 Renault Megane R26R
Viewing by appointment only.
A very rare opportunity to purchase a very low mileage, fully optioned R26R, regarded by many as one of the best Hot Hatches ever produced.
An absolutely fantastic car to drive!
Factory Hot Hatch special, designed to conquer all & set the fastest production front wheel drive lap record at the world famous Nurburgring.
123kg’s lighter than the already lightweight & very capable Megane R26.
With the addition of carbon fibre bucket seats, 5 point harnesses, rollcage, carbon fibre bonnet, polycarbonate rear quarter & rear windows, a limited slip differential, fully switchable traction control plus more, this is one hell of a fun & capable hot hatch. The GT3 of the hot hatch with a mighty impressive Nurburgring time of 8 minutes & 17 seconds.
Full Service History.
Only 10,047 miles from new.
Superb interior condition.
Original R26R book & complimentary Nurburgring pass.
Superb underside condition as seen in the pictures.
Almost £6,000.00 on detailing & paint protection film application.
‘Perfect’ Spec example – sticker pack, roll cage, red wheels, semi slick Toyo R888 tyres, titanium exhaust.
A modern classic without a doubt & now becoming a collectors piece.
The car has been very well looked after & we expect this car to sell very quickly.
Obviously accompanying this magnificent R26r is a matching history file.
All booklets, spare key, lots of service history & the original R26R specific collectors box, with the letter from Renault to the original owner.
The collectors box is undamaged & complete.
A full MOT & service history are present & is as below.
2010 – 5,087 miles
12 – 6,397
13 – 6,891
15 – 8,673
16 – 8,827 (Cambelt)
16 – 8,956
17 – 9,639
18 – 9,410
19 – 9,560
20 – 9,780
21 – 10,040 (Cambelt)
Clearly a well loved example.
Body & Paintwork
Striking is likely the best way to describe the R26R.
Especially when optioned with the roll cage, sticker pack & red wheels.
The Red sticker pack & wheels contrast fantastically with the black paintwork, which itself is in superb original condition.
This R26R has benefitted from nearly £6,000.00 having been spent on a 5 day professional detail, along with superb high quality application of paint protection film across the car, even including the door shuts. This is a very wise decision as anybody who has had a black car previously will know, it is very easy to cause ‘marring’ or ‘swirls’ when cleaning a black car, so not only does the PPF protect the car from potential stone chips & such but also it keeps the black paintwork looking its absolute best.
All wheels are in great condition, all badges & decals still look fantastic & the original plastic windows, screens & lights all present very well.
An excellent example from top to bottom.
Interior & Trim
The interior of the R26R really is very special.
As soon as you get in, you know its something rather special.
The only non original item in here is the addition of the stereo, however the original stereo blanks are still with the car.
The Rollcage is unmarked & still an extremely vibrant red, it looks great & is certainly a talking point to all admirers.
Carbon fibre bucket seats…how often do you see that as a factory fit seat in a ”Hot Hatch”?!
Unlike many R26R’s the seats are in near perfect new condition, the buckles even have bubble wrap around them to save any marking on the mounting plates.
Everything works just as it should do & the experience of the interior really does shout that it is something very special.
As can be seen from the pictures, the engine bay presents beautifully, still looking very fresh & proudly displaying factory markings.
Obviously the car starts & runs fantastically, with no delay in cold starting, no smoke, either on idle, on boost or on overrun.
The car accelerates well through the revs range without any hesitations & of course has no unwanted noises.
In 2021 the car had a cambelt change & has not been used since other than our own test drives since purchasing the car & carrying out our checks within the workshop/preparation procedure.
A truly fantastic car to drive.
The underside of this R26R really needs to be seen to be appreciated.
A car which is unrestored, just very well preserved thanks to dry weather usage only.
The car drives very well indeed, just as you would expect.
The only addition to the car is two piece front brake discs.