What is it?

Renault's new Megane 195kW/360Nm 2.0-litre turbo RS265, the hottest of hot front-drive hatches. It's capable of ordinary driving and an 8.2l/100km thirst in road mode, or sheer lunacy in sport.

We like

Hard-core $3700 Recaro sports seats comfier than they look; sports suspension almost compliant on real-world roads; and we beat the claimed six-second zero to 100 time, according to the inbuilt computer that will also measure lap times.
We loathe


Anyone who snaps one up before we beg, borrow or steal one. Purchase price: $53,990.