Peugeot to unveil RCZ R Sport Coupe at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Published On Jul 10, 2013 12:34 PM By Amit
The French automaker, Peugeot is all set to debut the RCZ R, a super-performance version of its popular Sports Coupe at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, evolved from the expertise of the brand in terms of design and driving experience.
The vehicle is powered by a 1.6-litre THP engine that produces 270bhp, and already meets the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard. It comes with the Torsen differential, which enables the engine to be fully exploited with maximum torque from 1900rpm to give the RCZ R good braking and cornering stability. The RCZ R accelerates from 0 to 100kmph 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 Coupe.
This is achieved by utilising the downsizing capacity of the engine, saving weight and ensuring aerodynamic optimisation. Aerodynamics have increased rear down-force with a new fixed rear boot aero-spoiler, which promotes stability at high speeds without increasing drag.
The RCZ R Sports coupe sports a fluid and powerful style, which combines the strength and sophistication of the new RCZ, giving it a sporty and exclusive character. The suspension of the sports coupe is lowered by 10mm and the alloy wheels are 19 inches in diameter to optimise grip and give the RCZ R an expressive posture. The vehicle has been designed to accommodate and optimise the cooling of new larger brakes, the red calipers at the front are signed ‘Peugeot Sport’.
The vehicle comes fitted with a large fixed rear spoiler, which ensures better downforce, while stretching the silhouette’s rear profile view. A specific rear diffuser meets the smooth effect that characterises the back of RCZ and includes two chromed exhaust pipes, located symmetrically, and a reworked exhaust system for performance and sound. A Peugeot monogrammed ‘R’ in red lettering is identified on the grille and is also placed on the boot lid as a signature ‘RCZ R’.
A high level of safety equipment and comfort is available on RCZ R with Xenon projector headlamps with washers. A full multimedia system WIP (World of Peugeot) Nav Plus is standard too. As soon as the driver enters the vehicle, it discovers an ergonomic driving position, ideal for enjoying the dynamic qualities of the RCZ R. The smaller steering wheel and short shift gear stick with a specific aluminium knob have red highlights, which compliment the bespoke bucket seats developed by Peugeot Sport.