• Almost every component reworked to harness 270bhp turbocharged performance
  • Extensive development work by Paris-based Peugeot Sport
  • More than two seconds per kilometre quicker than the 200bhp car on the Nürburgring test track
  • RCZ R will be priced at £31,995 and is available to order from the 18th November

The eagerly anticipated Peugeot RCZ R will be the most powerful road-going car the brand has ever sold. At its heart is a vast range of mechanical upgrades that will guarantee a thrilling ride for anyone who gets behind the wheel.

Inspired by the Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup track car and riding 10mm lower to the ground, the new range-topping two-seater sports coupé is powered by a 1.6-litre THP turbocharged petrol engine developing 270bhp.

Since its launch in 2010, the flagship of the range has developed 200bhp. The RCZ R represents a considerable boost in power, so to harness this and create a dynamic experience to rival the best-in-class, engineers at Peugeot Sport in Paris have reworked almost every component behind the car’s iconic lines.

The starting point was the engine. While many rivals rely on 2.0-litre units for performance, Peugeot opted to downsize to 1.6-litre capacity. With 270bhp it is almost identical in output to the Racing Cup car and, with nearly 170bhp per litre, sets a record for specific power in the category,

This new performance-oriented unit – codenamed EP6CDTR – features numerous parts which have evolved or been completely redesigned to allow drivers to exploit the full potential of the RCZ R. Maximum power is at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 330Nm is at 1,900rpm to 5,500rpm, yet it meets the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard.

The block has been reinforced by a specific heat treatment prior to machining to improve durability. New forged pistons with a compression ratio of 9.2:1 were developed by Mahle Motorsport and use a grade of aluminium found in Formula One.

The con rods have been engineered to withstand continued use at high engine speeds and the uprated bearings – making their world debut on a road car – are covered with a polymer coating that can withstand higher cylinder pressures.

Also new is a specially strengthened six-speed manual transmission, uprated clutch, larger intercooler and new twin-scroll turbocharger. The exhaust has also been modified; linked to the draw of the engine’s air intake, it features an enhanced ‘sound system’ to amplify the sporting character of the new RCZ R’s engine.

A Torsen® differential has been added to the car’s specification to provide additional grip. The front and rear track have been widened to boost traction. Other upgrades include revised dampers settings, increased stiffness in the springs and anti-roll bar. Aerodynamic efficiency and high-speed stability have been improved, thanks to a new fixed boot spoiler which aids rear downforce.

The Peugeot RCZ R rides on unique two-tone 19-inch alloys which accommodate new larger four-piston brakes. They feature red calipers at the front bearing the Peugeot Sport name. Discs with a diameter of 380mm and thickness of 32mm are mounted on an aluminium hub, contributing to increased weight-saving and cooling. They are shod in Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 235/40 R19 tyres for outstanding road-holding.

In more than 120 years of manufacturing cars, the RCZ R is a Peugeot like no other. Its exceptional performance and agility are the result of countless hours of bespoke development and attention to detail, followed by validation on and off the track with Peugeot Sport’s experienced test drivers in control.

The result is a sports coupé par excellence, a performance car with outstanding acceleration, braking and cornering stability. It will sprint from 0-62mph in just 5.9 seconds and accelerate on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. The RCZ R is a Peugeot with the aggression of a lion at its heart, measured at more than two seconds per kilometre quicker than the 200bhp car at the famous Nürburgring test track. The difference was even greater in wet conditions.

Despite the car’s performance credentials, environmental concerns were always at the heart of powerplant development. With CO2 emissions of only 145g/km and fuel economy of 44.8mpg on the Combined Drive Cycle, it leaves class rivals trailing in its wake.

The Peugeot RCZ R made its International debut in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last July and was formally revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Priced from £31,995, the RCZ R will be available to order from 18th November and deliveries will start in the UK from 2nd January 2014. The vehicle is available in four colours – Moroccan Red, Nera Black, Mercury Grey and Opal White.


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  • Discover the New Peugeot 308 in 3D on a tablet or smartphone
  • Explore the exterior and interior using cutting-edge app technology
  • Virtual Reality brings fascinating features to life

5898b8d3-f7cd-4e9c-9c5d-059f6a6811f4With the forthcoming arrival of the New Peugeot 308 – a technical tour-de-force in its own right – comes a cutting-edge app that everyone can experience and enjoy. It’s possible to download the app for free on a tablet or smartphone, by searching for ‘New 308 in 3D’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play, to experience the world of Virtual Reality and 3D exploration.

The ‘New 308 in 3D’ app enables you to enjoy interactive content and animations showcasing the New Peugeot 308’s features and exciting new technology. Plus, explore the exterior and interior from every angle. For real wow factor scan a printed marker (available from to see the New Peugeot 308 come to life in Virtual mode*.

Other features include:

  • Configure the car to your liking, with a host of colour and interior trim options
  • Rotate the car in exterior mode to explore every stylish detail of the New 308
  • Step inside for a full 360-degree interior view, with interactive hotspots
  • Enjoy the New 308 photo and video gallery
  • Find your local Peugeot Dealer
  • Download a brochure and book a test drive
  • Take a picture of the New 308 and share with your friends via email, or save it to your camera roll. Also, share the entire app on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, too.
  • Business customers can enjoy their own bespoke content, including the New 308’s BIK (Benefit-in-Kind) positioning against key competitors.

* Note: Using this app in Virtual Mode requires a functioning rear camera and a promotional image of the New 308.

The New Peugeot 308 is available to order now, with first deliveries due in January 2014.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad (2 and above) and iPod touch (5th generation), plus Android devices 2.2 and later.

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