Peugeot will show the production version of its most powerful road car to date, the RCZ R
10 June 2013

The Peugeot RCZ R will be the most powerful road car in Peugeot’s history. The car will make its public premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The RCZ R is an evolution of the Peugeot RCZ, and is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine developing 260bhp. Peugeot claims CO2 emissions of 155g/km. 

No performance data has been released but the current range topper, the RCZ THP 200, achieves 0-62mph in a 7.6sec and a top speed of 146mph.

The Peugeot RCZ R features a bespoke suspension setup and a Torsen limited slip differential. An alloy wheel design, specific to this model, will also be fitted.

Peugeot previewed the RCZ R at the Paris and Geneva motor shows, with a distinctive matt black and copper livery.

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10 June 2013

Much more attractive than an Audi TT, and more drivable as an everyday car. The Peugeot RCZ, is holding its value well, with 2nd hand values yet to drop below the 11k mark. Quite a classic in the making....I hate the French.


11 June 2013

I like it because it's a bit different. Not driven one or even sat in one to make a qualified comment on the way it drives but 260bhp should see something close to a 0-62 time of circa 6.0 sec which is quick enough for pretty much everyone! 

Calling it the 'R' is a bit too VW for a French brand for my liking though.

The problem with Pug in general though is not this car; it's the fact it makes bland run of the mill cars with no USP. It needs to find a new direction or niche as Citroen have done to survive long term in my view.

The comments section needs a makeover... how about a forum??

11 June 2013

Thats the engine the 208 GTI needs then.


11 June 2013

That just looks brilliant!

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