At a recent Peugeot event I had the opportunity to test the new RCZ R, a dramatically uprated version of the company's sleek coupé.

I've always found the RCZ R quite appealing, but was never entirely sold on it due to its engine line-up. There's nothing wrong with offering economical engines that allow buyers to indulge in stylish motoring without having to pay through the nose for it. In my eyes, though, a range-topping halo model really needs to be available with a powerful, distinctive powerplant as well.