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Peugeot has unveiled the RCZ R, a super-performance version of its sports coupé.
Its new THP turbo gasoline direct injection engine develops maximum power of 274ps at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 330Nm at 1,900rpm to 5,500 rpm, resulting in the RCZ R being the most powerful production model in Peugeot’s history. It has a top speed of 250km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds. The RCZ R also boasts an impressive fuel economy figure – 44.8mpg on the combined drive cycle – and produces 145g/km of CO2 to meet the forthcoming Euro 6 emissions standard.
"All the strength of style of the RCZ is enhanced by the very dynamic performance and the 274ps of this R version, which will delight the enthusiasts of sports cars," said Xavier Peugeot, Peugeot product director.
Many parts of this new engine have evolved or been completely redeveloped for the performance requirement and to meet sporting use with the robustness of a competition engine. The engine itself is reinforced by a specific heat treatment prior to machining to improve durability. The twin-scroll turbo has been developed specifically to benefit from an ideal design for this application and this level of performance.
New pistons, providing a compression ratio of 9.2:1, were developed with Mahle Motorsport, taking a forged structure and a grade of aluminum used in Formula 1. Two jets provide their cooling. The con rods were specified to withstand continued use at high engine speeds. Their bearings are covered with a polymer coating that can withstand the higher cylinder pressures, patented in 2011 and presented by Mahle, they are premiered exclusively on RCZ R.
Seeking a weight saving has also guided the development of specific components with a reduction of 17kg that has been obtained over the standard RCZ THP 203ps model. With a mass of 1,280kg, the RCZ R has a power-to-weight ratio of 214ps/ 1,000kg.
The RCZ R will be officially revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will be on sale early in 2014.

18 July 2013


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