Never try to keep up with that nasty Renault van

You would be wrong not to let this Renault van wisely pass, hiding a heavy secret under its front hood.

The Renault Trafic is a utility well known among transport professionals, masonry and other activities requiring vehicles with a generous load volume. Rival of Peugeot Expert and other Citroën Jumpy, it exists since 1980. The version visible in the video below is an example of the second generation, marketed between 2001 and 2014.

This second generation Trafic normally had a gasoline unit of 120 horsepower or a diesel engine whose power could climb to 150 horsepower for the most powerful versions. But the model that interests us today has a completely different mechanism: its designers had fun replacing its engine with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Renault Mégane RS of the previous generation. Power developed? 250 horsepower.

A delicate motor skills

As the machine does not have a suitable front axle (a limited slip differential would have been ideal for channeling power), this ultra-sporty Trafic makes its wheels spin generously at the slightest acceleration. But be careful if you see it tumbling through your central mirror one day: it will be better to let it pass …

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