New Concept Car: Peugeot RCZ R


Peugeot is plotting a motorsport-inspired performance variant of the RCZ that will be its most powerful production model yet. The uprated version of the sports coupĆ© — named Peugeot RCZ R – will go on sale next year and is previewed by this concept, which will appear at the Paris motor show later this month.

The RCZ R has been developed in collaboration with Peugeot Sport, the French manufacturer’s motorsport division. It is powered by the 1.6-litre petrol engine that is also installed in performance Minis and CitroĆ«ns. However, Peugeot Sport has tuned the unit to produce 260bhp, which gives the car a specific power output of 160bhp per litre. 
CO2 emissions are estimated to be 155g/km.

To offer more sporting driving characteristics, the suspension has been tweaked and a Torsen limited-slip differential fitted. The 
RCZ R also gets different wheels compared with the standard version, in addition to bespoke exterior and interior styling.

Thanks to: Autocar

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