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Frankfurt motor show: Peugeot RCZ

Frankfurt motor show: Peugeot RCZ

This is actually the Peugeot RCZ, the business’s statement of intent revisit its glory times of performance cars such as the 205 GTI.

Peugeot’s new Audi TT challenger, that will cost from under £20k if this continues purchase next spring, looks almost exact in the concept revealed in the 2007 Frankfurt motor show. It had been released being produced form in the Frankfurt motor show today.

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The sleek lines and protruding wheel arches can remember the classic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. The Zagato-style double-bubble roof stays and will come in carbonfibre being an option, decreasing the center of gravity and saving weight.

The leading bodywork is unusual, having a short clamshell bonnet as well as an extra-large, wrap-around bumper/grille. Behind, a pop-up spoiler lifts into two different positions, based on speed.

Included in a personalisation programme, the rooftop arches could be specified by either black, chrome or ‘satin’ 18in or 19in alloy wheels can be found, too.

You will find four powertrain options. The flagship model?uses a 200bhp form of the fir.6-litre turbocharged engine?in the Small Cooper S. It may manage -62mph in 7.6sec and?50-75mph in fifth gear in 6.5sec, and will continue to greater than 140mph.

The motor’s maximum torque is 188lb foot at 1700rpm, however this increases to 203lb foot with overboost.Count on paying around £25k (just like basics 197bhp TT) with this top model, which will get a front anti-roll bar to tighten reactions and improve agility.

“We wish to re-establish our sporting credentials,” a Peugeot source told Autocar. “This may be the go back to a penchant for dynamic enjoyment.”

The RCZ’s fundamental structure is distributed to ‘Platform 2’ cars like the 308, however it will get a 20mm ride height reduction, a 40mm lower center of gravity and wider front and back tracks to provide a sharper drive.

A 163bhp 2.-litre HDi diesel may also be available, delivering 52.3mpg and 139g/km of CO2. All versions obtain a six-speed manual gear box a six-speed auto is provided, only around the fundamental 156bhp 1.6-litre gas model.

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