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Megane RS 275 Trophy

Discussion in 'off topic' started by andyoz, Jan 23, 2023.

  1. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Always fancied a 182 Trophy but they're nuts as well now.
  2. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    I have an F31 with the N55 and 6M box, which I ordered from new in 2013. If I had known the M2 was going to make an appearance a couple of years later, I would have waited. I’ve driven the M2 and I think it is the cat’s pyjamas insofar as pocket rockets go.
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  3. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    I had the early 996 that did without the drive by wire throttle, and weighed 1320 KG. I believe a 997 Cabrio is 1500 KG and is a bit more refined and comfort orientated than an older 996 coupe.
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  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Yes, me too. But I was doing other stuff in my life and if you had one now you would have had to have spent a lot on maintenance and resto. I regret not getting a 205 gti that was running round near me with a "For sale £700" sign in the window for weeks 20 years ago.
    These days the equivalent is something like a Suzuki Swift Sport. I haven't got one of them either.
    Indeed. I've had "special" sports cars that end up being unused because they don't fit with real life. You want a car that you can just get in, one that you could take to the airport at 5am in winter.
  5. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Years ago 1995 to be exact I went to buy a sensible work car, they had a beautiful grey Fiat Tipo Seiciovalve in the showroom and they tried to get me to take it out, but stupid me, it was 7k and the Tea-Pot I’d gone to look at was 6k. Always regret that one.
  6. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    My ‘cool’ uncle had a 1.6 GTI then the 1.9. Fabulous cars. Same uncle got me into cars and hi-fi (he has a lot to answer for).
  7. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    We've probably all seen this before, but worth watching again. Sums up entirely what FWD hot hatches are about, plus about the exact opposite of what something like an M2 would offer.

  8. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    I have always lusted after a 911, never after any French car, except perhaps an Alpine A110...
  9. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    The whole 911R space is such a £££ ****.
  10. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Just bought this ...2005 Mini R53 Copper S with all the tasty mods I wanted.


    Got sick of dealing with Megane Trophy etc owners who think they have the worlds most collectible car and they 'may' sell me it if I was lucky.

  11. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    There is an insufferableness about owners of pseudo-racecars, I generally avoid having conversations with then on forum or in person ... one time I was on a yacht party for the Nissan GTR club, got bored after 5 minutes of blokes droning on about what a good deal they got, and depreciation, warranty friendly exhaust upgrades etc ...

    Looks like a fun pocket rocket there! My brother and his wife have gone through various Mini's, they even owned Madonna's 2002 car at one time.
  12. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    I have my old 2007 320i Cab at the BMW main dealers right now, service and MOT ... what could possibly go wrong?

    Twisted rear brake line and faulty rear side lights ... I got off very lightly knowing the rep that main stealers have!
  13. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Nice one. They're a right hoot, I had a same year JCW for a short while which was a laugh and the supercharger whine never gets boring.
  14. Copperjacket

    Copperjacket pfm Member

    That looks like a lot of fun. What are the mods please?
  15. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Where there are rip off main stealers, there are usually good specialists not too far away. And when one of those specialists goes greedy, another good specialist appears. Unless a main stealer has a great reputation and stunning deals for used car servicing, no way would any car of mine go to them after warranty except for a recall.
  16. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Hi, it was listed on a R53 Facebook group and is a well known car (I paid £4,400 by the way). The mods might sound OTT but they're nothing compared to some of the monsters I've seen. The engine has the cam and injectors I'd want on one but would never get around to doing. She'll chew the fuel on boost, but I don't daily any cars as WFH. It's for a bit of B road bashing, light track work and I'd like to get into hillclimbs. These engine blocks are common as so if you pop one it's £500 to source another...gearboxes even cheaper. Nice linear Dyno plot with useable power up to 7,200 (unlike modern turbo's). I've just copied the sellers text below

    "I bought it as a standard cooper S with a great history before getting to work on it. It is modified and all works were done by Chris Benham at B14 minis.

    Engine mods:
    *Newman ph2 camshaft
    *550cc injectors
    *Rooster bypass valve
    *Orrange stealth airbox
    *Forge motorsport intercooler with damair fins
    *Miltek catback exhaust
    *Alloy expansion tank
    *17% pulley
    *NGK colder running plugs
    *Mr Retro leads
    *Coilpack relocation plate
    *Remapped and dyno'd at 215bhp (engine) 192.2 (wheels) with printout
    *Powder coated IC horns, mounts and inlet manifold.
    *Body colour rocker cover with R53 badge.
    *Silicone intake pipe
    *BKL limited slip diff gear box

    *Eibach pro 35mm springs
    *Polybushed (powerflex) anti-roll bar, and rear wishbone mounts.
    *Polybushed gearbox mount
    *Ultraracing strutbrace (powdercoated)
    *Powdercoated subframe

    *Orrange G-Wing (carbon wrapped)
    *Leap bonnet scoop
    *Aero side skirts
    *Carbon wrapped boot handle and GP style number plate surround.
    *GP rear bumper inserts (aftermarket)
    *Stubby aerial
    *Quad spotlight setup. (Not for everyone, easily taken off)
    *Red front bumper insert
    *Red mirrors
    *Replacement rust free tailgate.

    Wheels and tyres:
    *Rota GT3 16inch refurbished wheels
    *New Toyo Proxes (a few hundred miles max)

    *Black roof lining
    *GP style carbon dials
    *R56 half leather seats (so much better than R53 seats)
    *Carbon wrapped dash (looks just like JCW dash)

    *R56 S setup
    *Brembo discs and pads

    Other works carried out:
    *New timing chain, guides, and sprockets
    *New LUK clutch
    *New CV boots
    *Rocker cover gasket
    *Recent rad and thermostat
    *New sump gasket
    *New fuel filter
    *New front brake pads
    *New oil filter gasket
    *New oil pressure switch o ring
    *New wishbones and ball joints
    *New alternator
    *Supercharger serviced
    *Recent trackrods
    *Recent engine mount"

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  17. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    Nice. I had a R56 JCW (same colour) which was a hoot to drive! (it was also on Eibach springs as the standard cars looked like they were on stilts - so odd)
  18. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Yeah, I was reading BMW bought the JCW brand around the time the R56 was released and a few years later they seem to be throwing a JCW badge onto everything. The blanked off bonnet scoop on my mates 2016 one was just game over for me.

    I was looking at JCW's and even GP's but they're the sort of money I wouldn't be prepared to track let alone hillclimb...fooken "collectors" in action again
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  19. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    Agreed on that. There is a local specialist which I will likely get some other work done soon on the front tracking, however they quoted me significantly more for a major service than the local main dealer whom the latter also includes brake fluid change.

    I was just initially apprehensive on the MOT, but it's just one item that needed repair so I'm so far reassured.
  20. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    That is plenty of car for £4.4K ...

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