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What's the difference between the Trophy+ and RB8


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Well, I've decided that it's about time I pass the Hyundai SUV onto the Mrs and invest in something more my style, and after doing a heap of research and looking at a lot of different makes I just keep coming back to the Megan RS. I've always been a big Renault fan, had a 16 when i was young (and dad had a Gordini R8 which was apparently a little fire cracker) and I've always had a soft spot for the Alpine, so it didn't really make much to convince me.

I'm looking at a 2013 model, either the Trophy+ or the RB8. In real terms what are the major differences between the two? Is the RB8 more than just a fancy sticker? Or is there another model around the same price range than I'm ignoring?

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There isn’t much difference from my research. Just the stickers and unique colour, but the RB8 has the update R.S. monitor with all the telemetry. The trophy+ will not (I have a trophy), just maps and reverse cam. Other than that they are the same. Mechanically identical and awesome!

Both have leather recaros, 19” steevs (black for RB and alloy for trophy), bi-xenon directional headlights. Trophy usually has the glass roof, I’m unsure if the RB8 does.

Either way you’ll be getting a great car! Just get it checked out and see their service history. 2013 would mean the car is due for its timing belt change ($1k job). I almost bought a RB8 from Melbourne, Low ks, but turns out it was a repairable write-off! Close call! Good luck mate! Look forward to seeing the new car!


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There isn’t much difference from my research. Just the stickers and unique colour, but the RB8 has the update R.S. monitor with all the telemetry. The trophy+ will not (I have a trophy), just maps and reverse cam. Other than that they are the same. Mechanically identical and awesome!

Both have leather recaros, 19” steevs (black for RB and alloy for trophy), bi-xenon directional headlights. Trophy usually has the glass roof, I’m unsure if the RB8 does.

Either way you’ll be getting a great car! Just get it checked out and see their service history. 2013 would mean the car is due for its timing belt change ($1k job). I almost bought a RB8 from Melbourne, Low ks, but turns out it was a repairable write-off! Close call! Good luck mate! Look forward to seeing the new car!


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Not much else to add but the trophy+ didn't come standard with bucket recaros, just the standard with electric adjustment and heating. Most in the market have the non-bucket seats.
Also the RB8 came standard with a nicer gear knob.
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