At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Peugeot will unveil the RCZ R, a performance version of its popular Sports Coupé. Its new THP engine produces 270bhp from its 1.6-litre displacement and CO2 at only 145g/km places the RCZ R with performance and efficiency.
To harness this power RCZ R is equipped with a Torsen differential for the promise of grip efficiency and dynamic sensations at a very high level. RCZ R will take its formal reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013 and will be on sale early in 2014.
With 270bhp (199kW) RCZ R is the most powerful production model in Peugeot’s long and illustrious history. The RCZ R accelerates from 0 to 62mph in less than six-seconds and demonstrates the expertise of the brand with CO2 contained at only 145g/km, which leads the category of performance Sports Coupés. This is achieved by utilising the downsizing capacity of the engine, saving weight and ensuring aerodynamic optimisation.
Seeking a weight saving has also guided the development of specific components with a reduction of 17kg that has been obtained over the standard RCZ THP 200bhp model. With a mass of 1280kg, the RCZ R has a power-to-weight ratio of 210.94 bhp/1000kg.
Aerodynamics have increased rear down-force with a new fixed rear boot aero-spoiler, which promotes stability at high speeds without increasing drag.