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I'm heading up to Shakespeare country early tomorrow morning to view and hopefully purchase 014 - will keep you posted!! I'm also as excited as when I went to buy my first E46 M3 CSL!!!
 

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I now own my first R26.R!!! And I'm over the moon. It was even better in the flesh than the pics and the chap who sold me it (part time trader) was fantastic.
Im really chuffed to bits with the R26.R and its even better than i had hoped as a driving experience. Its incredibly comfy, the Sabelt Carbon race seats and harnesses are sublime and I'm also impressed with the torque of the engine, really pulls hard and strong and the sound from inside the cabin is very reminiscent of the CSL, albeit not quite as intoxicating as the induction roar - but the £2,300 Titanium exhaust system is very much worth every penny not just for the weight saving but also for the noise it makes!! Had about 5 cars pull along side me on the way home and give me the nod of approval which again ive only ever had in the CSL and latterly in the R35 GTR. Brakes are phenomenal - the discs and pads were upgraded by previous owner. Overall very happy and literally can't wait for my first track day! Considering doing Bedford in Feb with R26RScott and then i want to start planning the Ring and Spa trips.

Have to say i was also very impressed with all the literature Renault supply with the car when you buy one of these brand new - luckily the previous owner kept it all in immaculate condition along with all the history, receipts etc - it came with the R26.R presentation box that contains DVD, USB dongle, hard back book, card with free Ring lap and a literature pack on the car itself too - all very well thought out plus an official letter stating what number of 230 you car is and details of vehicle - really makes it all feel very special indeed and a nice touch.

She has been tucked away in the garage for now - proper pics to follow once ive had chance to mollycoddle her!!

Here is the spec:

Renault Megane RenaultSport R26.R
1 owner and now me!
Number 014
Metallic Black with Graphics Package
Interlagos Black Alloys
Factory Titanium Lightweight Exhaust System
Roll Cage
Sabelt Carbon Race Seats with 6 Point Harnesses
Air Con
Toyo Proxes R888 Tyres
Electric Windows
Carbon Bonnet
Tinted Polycarbonate Rear/Side Windows
Red Brembo Calipers with uprated:
- Carbone Lorraine RC5+ brake pads 4098f
- KTR Black Edition grooved discs
- Racing Fluid
KTR Hoses
Renault Keyless Keycards x2
Aerosol Tyre Inflation Kit
Accident and Breakdown Kit
Official R26R Case including Book, DVD and a free lap of Nurburgring

Once again a big thank you to everyone on here that gave me advice etc - especially Bahn, Conley, Ed and Scott - looking forward to meeting you all in person and learning some driving tips on getting the most out of the R26.R.
 

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Nice one, sounds a beaut!!! Well chuffed for you, they're mega fun on track. Out of the box the handling is awesome, looking forward to seeing the pics!!!
 

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Its on 12k just serviced - a friend of mine heard i was looking for one and by chance he knew of someone thinking of selling and the deal was done - I'm super happy and simply love it in Black!!
 

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I see your still itching to get into a R26.R mate.....

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I love my r26 Kev and I still think if I got an R26r I would keep it for quite a few years mate so I think I'll be having one in a few months , I keep looking but just not prepaired to pay stupid money for one as I can't justify the difference between mine and an R mate
 

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I see your still itching to get into a R26.R mate.....

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I love my r26 Kev and I still think if I got an R26r I would keep it for quite a few years mate so I think I'll be having one in a few months , I keep looking but just not prepaired to pay stupid money for one as I can't justify the difference between mine and an R mate
 

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It doesn't have Xenons (not that you need em on track - and the lights are good anyway) and it has a half cage as standard. BUT they're Fecking mega. Mine calls out to me in the night asking me to go play.
 

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Thanks chaps and will "amend" my spec accordingly! And i will be looking at booking Bedford this week so will give you a call at some point Scott - oh and glad you're keeping yours!!
 

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Congrats mate :) glad you got the right car in the end.

Get some pics up, then I can add you to the database nextdoor to my old baby :biggthumpup:
 
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