Tag: Megane RS

By on June 28, 2019

Lancer Evolution vs WRX STi had been as classic a rivalry as Mustang vs Camaro. But, with the departure of the Evo in 2016, there has been a hole in the marketplace and in the hearts of enthusiasts. Reports coming out of Autocar point to a revival of the famed rivalry, with an theoretical Evo XI getting some help from Renault.

While the Evolution name has been rumored to be revived in the form of some sort of SUV or electric vehicle — or both — the Lancer Evolution may yet return in proper super-sedan form. While details are spotty, it is speculated that the engine would come from the next-generation Renault Mégane RS. The current Mégane RS is the front-wheel drive Nürburgring production vehicle record holder, sporting a 296 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine. With the next-generation engine anticipated to displace 2.0-liters, it may utilize a bit of electric boosting from a 48V mild-hybrid system to close in on the 341 hp coming from Subaru’s WRX STi S209. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Jeff S: Lou_BC–Agree but V-6s in midsize pickups are likely to be replaced with turbo 4s as efficiency...
  • Lie2me: Bart, after re-reading the comments I fail to see where you were insulted, but imagined slights are common...
  • stuki: And not just price. As is the case with the Raptor, the dessert racer suspension make the ZR2 much less useful...
  • Art Vandelay: I’d like to see that MCS. Haven’t seen one autocross. The range shouldn’t be an issue...
  • stuki: Those 19% matters when tanks are small. And I bet it is only 19% if driven in exactly the same manner. As soon...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Matthew Guy
  • Timothy Cain
  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber