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 coupé — 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 Citroëns. 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