posted 5 years ago

New Peugeot RCZ R Overview

Peugeot RCZ R Performance

Long live France - the Peugeot RCZ R is the most powerful road car the company has produced. As such, its 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine – that is known as “EP6CDTR” by the experts at Peugeot Sport - produces 270bhp at 6,000rpm and 330Nm of torque between 1,900 and 5,500rpm. That is quite a lot. The result is 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Naturally, therefore, this top of the range trim has countless mechanical enhancements over its more sedate siblings. Highlights include the reinforced engine block that has been heat treated prior to machining to improve long term durability. Furthermore, the pistons have been crafted from a grade of aluminium used in motor sport and the con rods have been engineered to withstand consistent use at high engine speeds. Oh, and the bearings – that have been used for the first time on a road car - have been covered with a polymer coating that can withstand the necessary cylinder pressures. This engine complements the strengthened six-speed manual transmission, uprated clutch, larger intercooler and the new twin-scroll turbocharger. Furthermore, the exhaust has been tweaked to create a note that thrills motorists as they roar across France.

New Peugeot RCZ R Performance Enhancing Features

But power is nothing without control so this two-door coupe has an uprated differential to enhance traction. The front and rear track have been widened for the same reason. These features work alongside the stiffer springs/anti-roll bar and the revised damper settings. High speed stability is further enhanced by the new, fixed, boot spoiler that increases rear downforce. That is particularly important for those that plan to test this vehicle's credentials on a race track. This lifestyle statement also has two-tone nineteen-inch alloy wheels – that sport Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 235/40 R19 tyres - and house large four-piston brake discs and striking red callipers. These combined enhancements ensure that this trim can shave more than two seconds per kilometre off the time set by its fastest sibling at Nurburgring. Pleasingly, it is also fairly efficient for a sports car as it averages 44.8 mpg and its emissions are 145g/km. The latter equates to Road Tax Band F/£140. The Peugeot RCZ R can be ordered immediately for deliveries from January 2nd 2014. Colour options are the: Moroccan Red, Nera Black, Mercury Grey and Opal White all of which suit this fun little car. Prices start at £31,995. Long live France.