The Peugeot RCZ has always been one of the best-looking cars in its class, but has been criticised for not offering enough performance to be a proper sports cars. The Peugeot RCZ R changes that, giving the Peugeot enough performance to compete with fast versions of the Audi TT, Porsche Cayman, and Volkswagen Scirroco.
The RCZ R has uses the same 1.6-litre petrol engine that features in the RCZ 200THP, but its now tuned to produce 266bhp. The leap in power means the RCZ R is much quicker than the car it is based upon, but Peugeot has managed to increase the car’s performance without having to adverse an affect on economy.
All RCZs are good looking cars, but Peugeot have given the R a more aggressive look thanks to the inclusion of a new spoiler, bigger wheels, and matt-black roof arches. The somewhat boring RCZ interior is also lifted by the addition of two imposing sports seats.
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