Peu­geot poised to power ahead with new RCZ R

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE - Carmel Stewart

THE new Peu­geot RCZ R, due into the show­rooms early in the New Year, will be the most pow­er­ful road-go­ing car the brand has ever pro­duced.

At its heart is a vast range of me­chan­i­cal up­grades. In­spired by the Peu­geot RCZ Rac­ing Cup track car and rid­ing 10mm lower than the orig­i­nal, the new range-top­ping two-seater sports coupé is pow­ered by a 1.6 litre THP tur­bocharged petrol en­gine de­vel­op­ing 270bhp.

This per­for­mance-ori­ented Euro 6 com­pli­ant unit fea­tures nu­mer­ous parts which have evolved or been com­pletely re­designed.

Max­i­mum power is at 6,000rpm and the max­i­mum torque of 330Nm is achieved be­tween 1,900rpm to 5,500rpm.

It will sprint from 0-62mph in 5.9 sec­onds and ac­cel­er­ate on to an elec­tron­i­cally lim­ited top speed of 155mph.

The Peu­geot RCZ R rides on two-tone 19-inch al­loys with new larger four-pis­ton brakes. They fea­ture red calipers at the front bear­ing the Peu­geot Sport name.

Also new are a spe­cially strength­ened six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion, up­rated clutch, larger in­ter­cooler and new twin-scroll tur­bocharger. The ex­haust has been mod­i­fied.

Priced from £31,995, the RCZ R will be avail­able to or­der from Novem­ber 18.

Peu­geot RCZ R

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