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.
The French manufacturer also offers a range of custom made satin or gloss carbon roof treatments, decal designs and black mirror shells. 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.
The interior features ‘Peugeot Sport’ embossed sills, red stitching on the dashboard, leather steering wheel, gear lever gaiter, door panels, armrests and seats. The seats have a new sport design and are dressed in a mix of full grain Nappa leather and black Alcantara and branded with the monogram ‘R’. The center console features a chrome plate with a red inscribed ‘R’ emerging from a certification plate of brushed aluminium with four visible screw fixings. Inspired by aviation, it symbolises the hallmark of ‘Peugeot Sport’.