Peugeot's weirdest modern concepts
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Posted: 10 Apr 2014
2009 Peugeot RCZ Concept
As you may have read eight seconds ago, Peugeot only planned to show the RCZ off as a concept for the 2009 Frankfurt motor show. So. That ass. The company claimed that the 308-based 2+2 had a notably improved aero coefficient with the bubbley glass fitted, so it stayed for production. This made us happy.
The launch 200bhp 1.6-litre engine got the RCZ to 62mph in 7.6 seconds while returning 40mpg and under 165g/km of CO2. A detuned version of the same engine - developing 156bhp - and a 163bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel were also on the menu, the latter returning over 50mpg and just under 140g/km of CO2. Then, last year, came the 270bhp RCZ-R, which was the most powerful French car... in the world (the Veyron doesn't count. We all know it's German).