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Peugeot reveals hard-rocking RCZ R


STUNNINGLY beautiful and now packed with some explosive performance, Peugeot has unveiled the RCZ R, a tuned-up version of its sports coupé, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Equipped with a new powertrain that kicks out 199kW and 330Nm, the RCZ R becomes the most powerful production model in the history of the French marque. With performance figures to delight, the car will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in less than six seconds. The 1.6-litre turbo engine does, however, also have a frugal side and boasts a fuel-consumption figure of 6.3 litres/100km, with Co2 emissions of just 145g/km.

Set for its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, this R version not only benefits from a more powerful motor, but has also received a weight reduction of 17kg, leaving the car weighing just 1 280kg.

The exterior touches made to the RCZ R include matt-black arches and headlamps with an understated titanium tint. It also sets itself apart with sporting attributes, favouring its dynamic effectiveness and treated with refinement.

Its ride height is lowered by 10mm and, with wider 19-inch wheels with even more stand out, benefit grip and traction, give the RCZ R an even more expressive posture, it appears ‘glued’ to the road.

The red Peugeot lettering on the grille and its R badge, which can also be found at the rear, put the finishing touches to the exterior signature of the RCZ R.

The interior carries the Peugeot Sport logo in the door sills, while the red overstitching runs across the soft, enhanced material of the dashboard, as well as the leather on the steering wheel, the gear lever gaiter, door trim pads, armrests and the seats.

The Peugeot RCZ R is set for a South African release in mid-2014.

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