A tiny 1.6 liter turbo engine that is tuned to make 270 PS and send all of it to the front wheels is a recipe for chaos. It just is. However, Peugeot engineers have managed to make that work in the new RCZ R, as seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, where the car impressed everybody with the way it tackled the famous hill climb course.
Here, check it out in action:
Compared to the hottest RCZ available with 200 horsepower, the 270 horsepower R version is lighter (17 kg), tauter, and more performance-focused; as shown with its mean-looking body kit and special paint work. Matt black roof arches distinguish and adorn the Peugeot RCZ R. Its suspension is lowered by 10mm and the alloy wheels are replaced with 19 inches two-tone diamond / black matt rims, with an ‘R’ monogram milled directly onto a visible part of the alloy wheel. They have been designed to accommodate and optimise the cooling of new larger brakes, the red calipers at the front are signed ‘Peugeot Sport’.
Looks like Peugeot’s back on track making exciting little cars like the good old days. Cheers!