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Megane 225....


I'm finding I'm increasingly fascinated by the Megane RenaultSport 225.

Trouble is, I can't afford to buy one yet, let alone run one in the longer term with the price of everything!

So, I'm toying with the idea of a replica, but doing this in my spare time as a bit of a hobby! I've quite literally just a couple of hours ago started looking at a few and think it's fairly do-able, but need your expert advice / opinons.

So far, and this is all hypothetically speaking yet, bodywork wise (in addition to making sure the car is the right colour for a 225 - might get a full respray anyway), I think I need:

1, Front Bumper;
2, Rear Bumper;
3, Rear Roof Spoiler;
4, Exhaust!

The giveaways would be the exhaust, the brakes and the alloys (alloys not so much as I could fit something similar aftermarket that would 'cover' the 5-studs as apposed to the standard Megane's 4-studs I believe).

With the exhaust, would I be faced with the same problem as the BMW M5's in that is the floor plan different on the 225 that allows the exhaust to exit centrally? I know on the M5 they done away with the spare wheel well. If this can't be done (and I won't be chopping out the wheel well), then this idea dies here right now!

And of course, would the bumpers fit? Are the arches the same on a 225 or flared?

Interior-wise, I would try to source the RenaultSport half-leathers but any black interior would do me just fine.

Has anyone done this? Is it do-able? I know it won't be cost-effective by any stretch of the imagination so I will try and weigh out all the costs before hand so that if I go down this route then I have a fair idea of my budget.
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