Given the squawk dominance of Mercedes-AMG F1 over the earlier few years, the stunningly profitable bolt of Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel feels cherish an awfully lengthy time prior to now. You furthermore mght can effectively be pleased forgotten, then, that RBR engine seller Renault made a pair of particular edition RS Meganes to be pleased fun all that profitable: the RB7 and RB8.
What you’re taking a glance at here, to give it its corpulent name, is the Renault Sport Megane Red Bull Racing RB8. It takes that lengthy title from the Adrian Newey-designed car that Vettel and Designate Webber raced in 2012, the penultimate season of the crew’s four-year driver’s and constructor’s championship-profitable crawl.
It’s a sizzling hatch you’re unlikely to be pleased ever viewed IRL. Of the 250 Renault made, simplest 30 made it to the UK. All are performed in odd Twilight Blue paint, the the same hue dilapidated by the F1 car, with a sequence of Red Bull decals dotted all the device via the bodywork so participants know this isn’t a celebrated Megane RS. Completing the check out is an area of 19-scramble ‘Steev’ wheels and crimson-painted brake calipers.
Inner, it’s mostly as per any varied RS, though you shatter rep particular flooring mats (which are taking a glance a minute drained on this one) and RBR-branded sill trims. Gorgeous.
Renault added the must-be pleased Cup pack as identical old, giving the auto a more focused suspension setup and a puny-inch differential. A 262bhp 2.0-litre inline-four engine (unfortunately named ‘F4RT’) drives the front wheels via a six-tempo handbook gearbox and the aforementioned diff.
This one has all normal paintwork in mostly appropriate condition set up for about a deplorable bits of lacquer. Extra of a impart is the wheels, as they’ve been repainted, in the advert’s words – “poorly”. They’re kerbed, too. Most efficient budget for a refurb.
The inner is in decent condition for the age of the auto (14 years) and the mileage (89,308), and it’s in robotically splendid condition. A pair of months and 2000 miles prior to now, it had an oil and filter exchange, alongside with a peculiar front ball joint, wheel bearing and driveshaft.
On the time of writing, the bidding is at £7,000 on Amassing Autos with six days remaining. For a celebrated 265 of a identical classic, you’re on the total taking a glance at £8000 – £10k.