Features of the Asphalt include matt black paint, 19-inch alloys and black leather interior
22 October 2010

Peugeot has announced a new special edition RCZ, the Asphalt.

Features of the Asphalt include matt-black paint, 19-inch black and silver alloys, black leather interior and Asphalt logos on both the interior and exterior.

See the official pics of the RCZ Asphalt

Powering the Asphalt will be Peugeot's existing 1.6-ltre THP engine developing 197bhp and 188lb/ft of torque with an overboost system adding an extra 15lb/ft of torque. The sprint to 60 will take 7.6sec.

Only 500 examples will be released although prices and availability are yet to be confirmed by Peugeot.

Peugeot has already produced a special edition of its RCZ of which only 200 were made. It featured pearlescent white paint, matt black 19-inch alloy wheels and carbonfibre roof. Power came from a 154bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine. With a price tag of £31,585, expect a similar figure for the Asphalt.

See Autocar's news on the first special edition RCZ

See all the latest Peugeot RCZ reviews, news and video

Our Verdict

Peugeot RCZ

The RCZ is a classy, interesting, fun coupé that shows Peugeot has got its mojo back

Join the debate

Comments
13

22 October 2010

this is what they had on the turntable on their Paris stand right? looked just awful under the harsh lights there so I cant imagine the matte black will look any better on the street - i think it was the silver bling trim that made it look worse - perhaps if they had used faux carbon effects instead.

22 October 2010

Over £31,000! For a peugeot - the worlds going mad I tell ya! With a 154bhp engine. Would of thought as this one has the more powerful version it would be more money?

22 October 2010

This car has been around all of half an hour and they have done two special editions already? Can't they shift them or something?

22 October 2010

Actually, it makes sense.....it there ever was a car that would lend itself to customisation, it has to be the RCZ!

Expect more of the same over the next few years.

22 October 2010

[quote disco.stu]This car has been around all of half an hour and they have done two special editions already? Can't they shift them or something?[/quote]

I would guess so. At £31k it's hardly surprising. I hadn't paid too much attention to the price until today. I thought they'd offer this car at around £22k ish. Maybe it'll become a second hand bargain...

I also suspect that matt black will develop the same response as the Focus ST orange does now. Looked good for 10 seconds and now reserved for special sections of our society.

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

22 October 2010

In 2 months the next special is due the 'Concrete' Matt Grey Paint and block 19" alloys a special reinforced interior with sand coloured leather and pebble dash effect dash with a mix button..............

22 October 2010

[quote gazza5]With a 154bhp engine. Would of thought as this one has the more powerful version it would be more money?[/quote]

"...Powering the Asphalt will be Peugeot's existing 1.6-ltre THP engine developing 197bhp and 188lb/ft of torque ..

22 October 2010

Thought it looked good in Paris.

And personally I like matt-black. It obviously offends some people though, who make assumptions about a driver based on the paint-finish of their car...unbelievable! Pyschology marketing BS has invaded our minds...

As Bill Hicks said; "If you're in advertising - kill yourself."

22 October 2010

[quote disco.stu]This car has been around all of half an hour and they have done two special editions already? Can't they shift them or something?[/quote]

I think you're spot on. I've seen a couple of these in the metal and there's something not quite right about it. I think Peugeot should have sorted out a decent hot hatch rather than spending time on the RCZ. For me it's a half-baked Audi TT.

22 October 2010

[quote Autocar]Peugeot has announced a new special edition RCZ, the Asphalt.
[/quote]

I suppose this is to maintain interest while they work out the facelift on the front end.If they can eliminate the "guppy" grill , they will not need matt paint.

Pages

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Kia Stonic
    First Drive
    18 October 2017
    Handsome entrant into the bulging small crossover market has a strong engine and agile handling, but isn’t as comfortable or complete as rivals
  • Hyundai Kona
    First Drive
    18 October 2017
    Hyundai's funky-looking Kona crossover with a peppy three-cylinder engine makes all the right noises for the car to be a success in a crowded segment
  • Citroën C3 Aircross
    First Drive
    17 October 2017
    The Citroen C3 Aircross has got funky looks and a charming interior, but it's another small SUV, and another dynamic miss. Numb steering is just one thing keeping it from class best
  • Skoda-Karoq 2.0 TDI 4x4
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Diesel version of Skoda’s junior SUV is unobtrusive and undemanding, but we’d still go for the silkier petrol version of the Karoq
  • Audi Q7 e-tron
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Expensive and flawed but this understated diesel-electric Audi Q7 has a lot to offer