The eagerly anticipated Peugeot RCZ R 270bhp, the most powerful road-going car the Peugeot brand has ever sold, has been unleashed in Ireland.
In more than 120 years of manufacturing cars, the RCZ R is a Peugeot like no other. Its exceptional performance and agility are the result of countless hours of bespoke development and attention to detail, followed by validation on and off the track with Peugeot Sport’s experienced test drivers in control.
Priced from €52,990 plus delivery related charges, the RCZ R 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol model is now available to order.
Guaranteeing a thrilling ride for anyone who gets behind the wheel, the new Peugeot range-topping two-seater sports coupe represents a considerable boost in power in comparison to the RCZ 200bhp model; it sets a new record in its category achieving the most bhp from a 1.6 litre engine in a production car. To harness this power and deliver an unparalleled driving experience, engineers at Peugeot Sport in Paris have reworked almost every component behind the car’s iconic lines.
Inspired by the Peugeot
RCZ Racing Cup track car and riding 10mm lower to the ground than the RCZ, the result is a sports coupé par excellence, a performance car with outstanding acceleration. It will sprint from 0-100kph in just 5.9 seconds. Maximum power is at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 330Nm is at 1,900rpm to 5,500rpm. Even with this incredible performance, it meets the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard, emitting just 145g/km CO2.
Improved aerodynamics, special suspension settings, wider wheels rims, increased spring stiffness work together to optimise grip and guarantee remarkable road holding. The Torsen differential makes full use of the high torque available from 1900rpm to offer excellent stability on braking and the ability to hold a tight trajectory inside bends.
Standard specification includes 19” R alloy wheels, fixed rear spoiler, dual sports exhaust, sports front seats, leather/ alcantara upholstery, ultrasonic alarm and immobiliser, cruise control and speed limiter, automatic dual zone air conditioning, xenon directional headlamps with washers, front and rear parking aid, retractable satellite navigation screen, automatic headlamps and wipers, soft touch leather sports steering wheel and gear lever, matt black roof arches, Bluetooth, electronic stability programme, ABS, emergency brake force distribution, dynamic stability control, electrically operated and folding door mirrors.