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Order book for Peugeot RCZ R to open on November 18, priced at £31,995 in the UK

The Peugeot RCZ R will be available to order starting November 18, 2013, with deliveries to customers in the United Kingdom set to begin on January 2, 2014. Touted as Peugeot’s most powerful road-going car, the RCZ R will have a starting price of £31,995. The Peugeot RCZ R boasts of number of mechanical upgrades that assure a thrilling ride.

Peugeot RCZ R, inspired by the Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup track car, rides 10mm lower to the ground and is powered by a 1.6-litre THP turbocharged petrol engine that provides up to 270bhp.

Since the RCZ R represents a considerable boost in power, Peugeot’s engineers have to rework almost every component of the RCZ for the RCZ R.

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Peugeot unveils RCZ R at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show [Live Photos]

Peugeot has unveiled a super-performance version of its popular Sports Coupé -- the RCZ R - at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The RCZ R is a merger of performance and efficiency thanks to its new 1.6-liter THP engine that provides 270bhp while emitting just 145 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

To further bring out the power of the RCZ R, it is fitted with a Torsen differential that allows high level grip efficiency and dynamic sensations. Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport Director, remarked that the “strength of style” of the RCZ is further enhanced by its dynamic performance and the 270bhp of the R version.

He said that the RCZ R is the carmaker’s answer to the passion aroused by the sporting success of the RCZ Peugeot Sport.

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2013 Peugeot RCZ R gets ready for Goodwood Festival of Speed

At the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Peugeot will bring the new RCZ R, a high-performance version of its stylish coupe. As expected, the R brings extra power and as a result, the RCZ R features a 1.6-liter THP engine which develops 270 bhp (199 kW) and 330 Nm of torque. The RCZ R accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h.

CO2 emissions are only 145 g/km. With a mass of 1280kg, the RCZ R has a power-to-weight ratio of 210.94 bhp / 1000kg. Regarding the design, the RCZ R comes with a matt black roof arches, two-tone diamond / black matt 19-inch alloy wheels featuring an ‘R’ monogram, a larger fixed rear spoiler, new rear diffuser and two chromed exhaust pipes.

A Peugeot monogrammed ‘R’ in red lettering is identified on the grille and also placed on the boot lid as a signature ‘RCZ R’. Furthermore, the RCZ R was lowered 10 millimetres and features larger brakes and red calipers that are signed ‘Peugeot Sport’ (at the front). Discs with a diameter of 380mm and thickness of 32mm, are mounted on an aluminium hub. Peugeot RCZ R will be available in 4 colours: Moroccan Red, Nera Black, Mercury Grey and Opal White.

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2013 Geneva Motor Show: Peugeot RCZ with View Top by Magna Steyr

Magna Steyr revealed that it will be showing the world its capabilities when it comes to roof systems during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The exhibit will be held at Booth 6261 on Hall 6. For those not familiar, Magna Steyr is the operating division of Magna International Inc., the world leader in automotive supplies. It was during the 2012 Geneva Auto Show that Magna Steyr revealed its MILA Coupic concept.

For 2013, the roof system it will be presenting is an industrialized solution dubbed as the View Top. This is an advanced folding roof with glass elements integrated to it. It results in that distinct open-air feeling, be it closed or open. To describe the View Top, it is a combination of design and functionality. As already mentioned, it has transparent glass segments, all of which have been incorporated to the textile materials.

In addition to being narrower and wider, the glass components come with special curve pattern alternatives. This gives this model that perfectly formed look and corresponding appeal. It also helps improve the intensive open-air experience. Once closed, the View Top begins at the windscreen and spreads all the way to the rear lid. As such, it delivers that attractive textile-glass touch.

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Get ready for the launch of the restyled, new Peugeot RCZ in January 2013 in the UK. This model, which had its global debut at the Paris Motor Show last year, said that the restyling of Peugeot’s famous sports coupé is a major update to the vehicle’s front face, boosted by improved specs, a broader variety of equipment options with new colour and trim combinations.

For the UK market, the New RCZ will keep its two level ‘Sport’ and ‘GT’ range ranges. Meanwhile, the RCZ Sport will have a set of 18” ‘Original’ alloy wheels and a series of familiar features like dual-zone air conditioning, rear parking aid and USB box with Bluetooth. The generous specification is further improved with the use of automatic lighting, such as ‘Approach’ and ‘Follow-me-home’ features.

RCZ Sport will come with new options such as half leather and leather/ Alcantara trim treatments. At the GT level, which is selected by over 80% of customers, the New RCZ will ride on 19” ‘Technical’ alloy wheels as standard.

Read the entire article 2013 Peugeot RCZ Facelift UK pricing announced

The Peugeot RCZ has just receive a facelift for the 2013 model year, which makes is sleeker, spotier and more elegant. As you can see from the photos, the new RCZ received a completely new front face which fully emphasises the power of its rear wings and the sensuous curves of its ‘double-bubble’ roof.

The new front grille is now accentuated by a lower air intake, which is extended on each side by a unique light signature, visible both day and night. According to Peugeot, this consists of six LEDs, subtly sculpted in the form of claws, behind a smoked lens which blends into a gloss black surround. Moreover, the RCZ Facelift introduces an enhanced option range in order to offer its customers the possibility to make it unique.

The new RCZ has many personalization components, such as a new lacquered black grille bars option, instead of the standard satin chrome bars.

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Peugeot is now accepting orders for the limited-edition RCZ ‘Asphalt’, which is characterized by the company’s special matt Telluric grey bodywork. There will only be 75 right-hand-drive Asphalt LEs to be produced for the United Kingdom. All of these units feature a bespoke high-level specification over the best GT trim and is powered by 200bhp THP petrol engine.

Distinctive features for this RCZ include ‘Asphalt’ badging, 19” Solstice black alloy wheels and matching black brake calipers, and an exclusive Matt exterior Telluric grey paintwork with black roof. This luxurious vehicle also boasts of an interior with stitched Nappa leather trim, bespoke ‘Asphalt’ branded, an Alcantara / leather steering wheel and gear stick, as well as bespoke ‘Asphalt’ floor mats and sill covers.

The vehicle also boasts of front and rear parking aid, Peugeot Connect Media Navigation, a top-of-the-line JBL sound system, and auto lighting (with approach and follow me home modes).

Read the entire article 2011 Peugeot RCZ Ashpalt Limited Edition: gets your hands on while you can!

Peugeot has recently unveiled the Asphalt, a second special edition for the 2010 model year based on its latest RCZ sports car. This vehicle follows the RCZ Limited Edition that was launched in September 2009. This variant will be built in a limited number of units. And according to Luxist’s sources, the version will be produced in a limited number of units.

Peugeot expects to double its number of units and the RCZ Asphalt, with 500 of them being available for purchase. The RCZ Asphalt is finished in Noir Telluric matte black exterior paint and it features new 19-inch black and silver alloys for the exterior, and a pair of custom made sport seats covered in black leather for the interior.

All examples will also be fitted with a number of "Asphalt" logos on both the interior and the exterior. Peugeot has released images that are similar to the new special edition RCZ, but the Asphalt doesn’t have a price tag attached to it.

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The latest Peugeot 308 RC Z, which will begin selling in the by May 2010, will be equipped with a Mini Cooper JCW 1.6 turbo unit that could generate about 218bhp. The latest model looks similar to the concept which was shown first at the Frankfurt show back in 2007.

The slight differences include toned down headlights, a less exaggerated curve along the bottom of the side windows and the shedding of the centrally located exhaust exit.

The proportions are almost equal. The production version will keep the typical Zagato-style roof protuberances and multi-spoke wheel design seen in the concept model. The 308 RC Z will be a front-wheel drive vehicle and will come with a price tag much lesser than the Audi TT. 

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Anyone interested in an all-wheel-drive diesel hybrid Peugeot RCZ? If you are, you better let Peugeot know because it says that it would only make such a model if it sees a demand for it.

Peugeot will not have much difficulty in producing the hybrid coupe since the technology has already been perfected in the 3008 Hybrid4, with which it shares a platform. Due to go on sale in 2011, the 3008 hybrid will be displayed at next month's Frankfurt show in production form.

In the show, the RCZ Hybrid4 concept car will also be shown. The 3008 emits 99g/km of CO2 but the RCZ Hybrid4 only emits 95g/km because it's lighter and has better aerodynamics.

Read the entire article 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Peugeot previews RCZ HYBrid4 Concept and 3008 HYBrid4

The RCZ compact coupe is being introduced by Peugeot in a Limited Edition of only 200 units. These vehicles are especially reserved for European buyers who will order their cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show or on the Peugeot website.

If you're wondering why it has to be 200, the number is significant as next year marks the 200th anniversary of the existence of Peugeot as an industrial brand name.

Powering the RCZ is a 1.6-litre THP petrol engine making 115kW (156hp), which is the same engine that MINI's Roadster Concept has but gets 155kW (211hp) from it. There's speculation though that the more powerful RCZ is currently being developed.

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Pricing for the Peugeot RCZ Coupe starts from £19,900 when it goes on sale next spring. This is also one of the many cars set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Said to rival the 2+2 Audi TT rival, the Peugeot RCZ will have a choice of three engines and two trims. The lowest-priced model will have the 1.6-litre THP 156 engine and a manual gearbox.

Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, sports front seats, dual-zone air-conditioning, and a host of safety kit, including four airbags and ESP. For an upgrade to the second trim level that will cost £2300, you will get leather upholstery, electric front seats, automatic lights and wipers, and larger alloy wheels.

You're also going to get to choose from a range of personalization options, such as different roof panels and alloy wheels, sat-nav and a variety of styling enhancements. To get an automatic gearbox with the basic engine, just add £1100 to the price. However, the remaining engines come only with a manual gearbox.

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