Nürburgring records can be a bit confusing. Every manufacturer wants to claim that their car is the fastest [something] around the ’Ring – there’s a record time for the fastest FWD car, the fastest coupé, the fastest SUV, the fastest hybrid… more records than you can comfortably name, until it all gets a bit meaningless. What’s more helpful is to benchmark a car’s time against another car’s so you can realistically compare – so try this one on for size: Renault’s recently unveiled Mégane RS Trophy-R has posted a bridge-to-gantry time of 7:40.1, which is identical to the time set by the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640. Alright, that’s not a current-model Lambo, but it’s still a flippin’ V12-engined supercar. Hot hatches shouldn’t be this quick.