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7 Nov 2013

Peugeot has revealed the new RCZ-R model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, marking it out as the most powerful production Peugeot ever made and packing some serious power and technology.

Powering the RCZ is a 270 bhp engine which is made by just 1.6 litres – absolutely astounding! Yes there’s a turbo, but to imagine a production 1.6 litre turbo engine with almost 170 bhp/litre just 5 years ago would have been unthinkable. Impressive stuff.

The RCZ-R also saves 17 kg over the previously most powerful RCZ THP 200 model by using lightweight components. This all helps to achieve a 0-62 mph time of 5.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph.

Styling wise, the RCZ-R is lowered by 10 mm all around and the previously pop-up rear spoiler is now a larger fixed item. There are 19-inch alloy wheels and R badges to complete the look. There are four colours to choose from – Moroccan Red, Nera Black, Mercury Grey and Opal White and the roof sides can be matte or gloss black – the roof panel itself is glass as before.

Inside the RCZ-R gets leather and alcantara bucket seats, a smaller steering wheel and a shorter throw gearbox. Peugeot claims that the car has been developed to meet the needs of road and track drivers, so we hope it shows some handling sparkle that is sorely missing from the standard car.

The RCZ-R will go on sale in early 2014, expect prices to be announced at the formal motor show reveal in Frankfurt later this year.