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.