Peugeot has recently unveiled the final production version of the RCZ R, ahead of its public debut, set for the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this weekend.
Peugeot’s newest creation is named the RCZ R and it was previewed last year, during the Paris Motor Show, in a concept form. The brand new Peugeot RCZ R is now lowered by 10 mm, it has a large fixed spoiler which is providing better downforce, a rear diffuser, 380 mm brake discs, a Torsen differential, an engine sound system for improved soundtrack and 19-inch alloy wheels, amongst others. The cabin has been fitted with a smaller steering wheel, Nappa / Alcantara bucket seats and some other tweaks.
The Peugeot RCZ R is powered by a 1.6 liter THP engine, producing a total output of 270 HP (201 kW) at 6,000 rpm, with a peak torque of 330 Nm (243 lb-ft), available from just 1,900 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is done in less than 6 seconds and the top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The RCZ R is 17 kg lighter than the previous top of the line model, at a total of 1,280 kg, and the carmaker says that it burns an average of 6.3 L / 100 km of fuel (44.8 mpg UK / 37.3 mpg US). The model will go on sale early next year and it will also go to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.