RCZ-R's new 1.6-litre THP engine produces 270hp. With relatively low emissions of 145g/km and that amount of horse power, the unit is very efficient.
To harness this considerable power, RCZ R is equipped with a Torsen®differential for the promise of grip efficiency and dynamic sensations at a very high level.
RCZ R will have its formal reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013 and will be on sale early in 2014.
"All the strength of style of the RCZ is enhanced by the very dynamic performance and the 270bhp of this R version, which will delight the enthusiasts of sports cars," said Xavier Peugeot, Peugeot Product Director.
"The sporting success of the RCZ Peugeot Sport developed for racing and the passion it arouses could not remain unanswered. A series developed by Peugeot Sport to be even sportier and with the performance of the new version of the RCZ was an obvious step!" continued Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport Director.
"Our brief was ambitious; develop a top-specification, high-performance version of the RCZ, preserving the qualities of comfort and convenience for everyday use, all with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions," added Xavier Nicolas, Product Manager RCZ.