Two-hundred-and-sixty-five horsepower might not turn heads in a Cadillac, Audi or even a Chevy, but for a French carmaker used to making pint-sized cars fit for congested Parisian streets, that’s more power than it’s ever had on tap. And more than enough to get things moving in a hurry. With the recently announced Mégane Renaultsport 265 Trophy, French automaker Renault added more boost to the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine to push horsepower numbers all the way to the lofty 265 from which it derives its name. All that power in a lightweight chassis lets the Megane hit 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds. Renault will begin selling its hottest hatchback on June 20 for 35,500 Euros, with only 500 up for grabs.
by Nathan Bell
Nathan Bell joined Digital Trends in 2008 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Nathan manages all aspects of the company's finance and accounting operations. Before joining Digital Trends Nathan served as the Chief Credit Officer for Native American Bank, N.A. in Denver, Colorado. Nathan has several years of combined experience in credit and finance, having spent time in banking, small business finance, and commercial credit. Nathan has worked for a diverse range of organizations, including TransUnion, LLC, Nationwide Funding, LLC, and Commercial Federal Bank / Bank of the West. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Computer Systems from Bradley University and an M.B.A. from DePaul University. Prior to moving to Portland, Nathan served on the Board for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Risk Management Association, and was the founder and chapter leader of the Denver DePaul University Alumni Chapter.