French TT rival arrives next year
14 July 2009

These are the first pictures of Peugeot’s Audi TT challenger, the RCZ, which will go on sale early next year.

The Peugeot RCZ will be unveiled in the metal to the public at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

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The car will be fitted with a Mini Cooper JCW 1.6 turbo, possibly tuned to 218bhp.

Peugeot has kept it as close as possible to the concept, which was unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt show. The Zagato-style roof bulges stay, as does the kink along the side window line. The front and rear lights are virtually identical to the concept.

A Peugeot insider said the car has an almost identical footprint to the TT and prices will start below £20,000.

While the flagship gets the Mini JCW engine, the base model gets the 150bhp 1.6 THP (Turbo High Pressure) 16v engine that is currently found in the 207 150 GT.

The new generation 2.0-litre HDI in either 150bhp or 163bhp form will also be available, all mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. A six-cylinder engine is likely to be ruled out.

Expect UK sales to start in May 2010.

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