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Peugeot RCZ R specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1280 kg (2822 lbs)
Dimensions 4.29 m (169 in) long, 1.85 m (73 in) wide, 1.35 m (53 in) high
Wheelbase 2.61 m (103 in)
Power / weight 211 ps (208 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 258 Nm (190 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2013
Origin country France
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Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.7 s
0 - 200 kph 21.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.3 s @ 83.9 mph
1/4 mile 14.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 15.7 s

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Peugeot RCZ R acceleration graph


Engine type THP Inline-4, DOHC, 16v
Displacement 1.6 l (98 ci)
Power 270 ps (266 bhp / 199 kw) @ 6000 rpm
Torque 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) @ 1900 rpm
Power / liter 169 ps (166 hp)
Transmission 6-speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive
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Anonimity  3y ago
Found this lap time, RCZ R vs Boxster 981. I'm not sure the name of the track, I can't speak Dutch. If anyone recognize the track, please add.

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xy  3y ago

I'm not sure, but I think the time at Kakucs Ring should be 0:47,092.

(That's the time in the video screenshot.)

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Fangio Man  5y ago

0-100 kph: 5.7 seconds
0-200 kph: 21.4 seconds
1/4 mile: 14.18 seconds

AutoBild sportscars April 2014

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Piorun  5y ago

We learn here how cars costs diffrent money in diffrent countries.

If taxes are based on weight and engine size Challenger with its Big hemi engine and almost 2000kg will be very expensive in some regions.

Also cars produced in specify country are cheaper, I mean most of american sports cars seems to be very cheap when we transfer their prices from $ to euro.
Corvettes, Muscle cars cost almost half the price there compared to some other places in world. I

In my country car taxes are based on engine size so RCZ R with its 1.6 small block is radical cheap and one of the best performance for money. It cost like GT86/BRZ with few options on it.

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Shaggy  5y ago

That Peugeot is a handsome car.

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BR2+  5y ago

Again I wouldn't blame any body for taking this over those, Its got good exotic looks, The interior, Price isn't bad either, And in some ways it looks better then all...But?...

Peugeot RCZR



Audi 8V S3


Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE


Bmw F20 M135I


Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X MR SE


Nissan Z34 Nismo 370Z


Ford Mustang GT 5.0 CS TP


Subaru BRZ


Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker


Subaru GV Impreza WRX STI


Mercedes Benz W176 A45 AMG


Like I

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Flabernat  5y ago

At that price I would be tempted by the Camaro SS\1LE, or 370Nismo the most...
But I'd almost want this RCZ R over both of those for the novelty of it. I think the US in general needs more new, small, sporty cars like this. I'm bored with the usual group...(especially the GTI)

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BR2+  5y ago

...Shouldn't you be using ‚´Hryvnia?...

3.7 V6 might look like muscle engine compared to inline4 1.6

Piorun, No, Just no.

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Mental  5y ago

In my country RCZ-R starts at $55,490. In comparison to its main competitors it's a good price.

Genesis 3.8 Coupe - $46,800;
Evo X MR - $47,120;
WRX STI - $47,160;
370Z Nismo (import) - $59,800;
Mustang GT (import) - $57,800;
Camaro SS 1LE - not available;
Golf R - $52,000;
Audi S3 - $63,600 (yeah, and that's a starting price... rip-off much);
M135i - $53,600;
A45 AMG - $77,800 (!!!)

Out of them all only A45 AMG and Camaro SS 1LE outperform Peugeout at the track. And one of them costs damned $22k more, while another is not even available at the market... So performance-wise RCZ-R is quite on the top.

But there's also another more direkt competitor that performs slightly worse than RCZ-R. Renault Megane RS265 starts at $37,300, which can be supposed as a hell of a bargain... But I would personally NEVER choose Renault over Peugeot.

If I was looking for a performance car at under 60k bucks, I would try to import the Mustang, of course. But if not, the top choice would be either M135i or RCZ-R... Even though I'm a BMW fan and much prefer the RWD configuration, it would be a tough choice, honestly.

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Piorun  5y ago

3.7 V6 might look like muscle engine compared to inline4 1.6

Here in poland its like this:
BRZ-31.000 euro
RCZ R-38.000 euro
A45/M135/370Z-45.000 euro
370Nismo -56.000 euro

So this Peugeot is faster than pretty anything in this price sagment which transfer to about 38.000 Euro

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BR2+  5y ago

That guy also doing the test also called...The 370Z a "Proper Muscle Car"...

Using Starting prices(Where they start in basic form) and Fully Built prices(Fitted with Every option)

RCZR €41,500 €49,470
Nismo 370Z €44,900 €47,835
S3 €39,200 €50,320
A45 €49,680 More then all

RCZR £31,995 £52,005
Nismo 370Z £36,995 £50,850
S3 £29,820 £50,645
A45 £37,340 £52,785

So the 370 is cheaper with every option then the RC, But not in basic form in Germany, In UK its the same scenerio, Not sure bout everywhere though.

And the A45 is a mere £785.00 "More" then a RCZ Fully Built in the UK. The S3 is cheaper in basic and Fully Built form here, But €900.00 more fully built.

And the RCZR is 667Lbs Lighter then the 370 despite the 70Bhp difference. Lighter then all by a Huge margin infact.

As for it track performance, Out of the cars I listed, The RCZ will beat 4, It has the same performance as 4, And will get killed by 2, So no not really. So its only cheaper in the most basic of its form then 3, And fully done its more expensive then "All" but 2 that I listed. Great car, But I think id rather go with the other options I listed, Or atleast Most.

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Nixou  5y ago


Mercedes A45 AMG costs in Europe 51000 € out of options and 62000 € with some decent options, nothing to be compared to 45000€ Full options RCZ-R.

Same thing for Audi S3 starting at 47000 out of options.

And still, the RCZ-r outperforms it on circuit and most of other cars in your list.

On this review, RCZ-R is announced to cost 7000 € less than a Nismo 370z for similar performance:

RCZ-R is 270 hp "only" but its chassis is so superior that it compares with 340 hp RWD/4WD cars easily, in terms of track performance.

Not in pricerange though, as it is cheaper.

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BR2+  5y ago

But would you buy this given what else is in its price range? Sure its a good looking car, And eye catcher pretty much anywhere, But again, If it were sold in your country, Youd be looking at under $45,000 probably around $38,000 starting price, But no higher then 45k. So Given that, Would you honestly take it over these similiarly priced cars?...

Audi S3.
Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE
Bmw F20 M135I
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X MR SE Ford Mustang GT 5.0 TP
VolksWagen Golf R VII
Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Soec
Nissan Z34 370Z
Subaru BRZ/FR-S/GT-86
Subaru GV Impreza WRX STI
Mercedes Benz W176 A45 AMG

Looking at that list, The RCZR would "Almost" be last on mine.

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Flabernat  5y ago

I like this. I really think the RCZ is a good looking car. Nice to see a souped-up go-fast version... I'd be tempted to buy one here in the US! It would definitely stand out in a crowd that's for sure.

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mr Bonneville  5y ago

I've gotta brown 2012 Chevy Malibu, ma favorite FWD transverse car!! If it ain't an American Saab 9-3, it ain't Epsilon-based.

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Piorun  5y ago

like i said this car potetial is even higher. Do not underestimate FWD cars. They are waker only at start with 0-100 accelerations. But on track and road its diffrent story. Since care is in move, FWD cars easily could manage 300 - 400 HP and use it with good traction.

Here in Poland RCZ R price is between GT86 and M135 in the middle, so its petty good price, for performance.

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BR2+  5y ago

...As fast as an Audi TT RS round Magny?...Hard to believe..

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hemisrt  5y ago

Nice looking car. Looks like fun.

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Mental  5y ago

Out of all FWD sportscars RCZ R seems to provide the best performance per buck. Scirocco R is also a sweet one but it's quite much pricier and, as the HHR shows, a bit slower. The same can be told about Megane RS, despite Renault might be able to outperform Peugeot at the track. However, IMO, Renault is so unattractive compared to Peugeot and VW, so I would not consider it, if was actually was looking into sports FWD segment...

And even including other competitors with more progressive drivetrains, RCZ R remains one of the fastest. Hell, this Peugeot even outperforms some American muscles which have 150-200 hp more! There quite a few options of the similar price range, but they are slightly slower. The only car that outperforms Peugeot and remains cheaper is BMW M135i.

I just wish RCZ R was RWD and Scirocco R was AWD, they then would be absolutely perfect little sportscars.

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Piorun  5y ago

I would not demonize FWD espially with Torsen. This car will drift, its other tecnique but it will be easy at speed and slow corner.

It is not too much more expesive than BRZ/GT86 but it will be much much faster beceause of power and torque

It also look good, and FWD is better at slip coditios, and its easier for beginners.

Im waiting for some times.

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Nixou  5y ago

It was racetrack tested yesterday on french circuit of laferté by professionnal driver Soheil Ayari.

It made 4th best time of the record, (2min02) being faster than 350 horsepower Focus RS500 and 500 horsepower Mercedes C63 amg.(2min05)

Once again we can bet that superior Peugeot chassis will be enough to overcome bigger, pricer and more powerful cars like Audi TT as peugeot already did with previous RCZ:

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Fangio Man  6y ago

In the second and last picture it looks a bit like a TT, IMO. Surprisingly these bonds did not ruined it. On the whole exterior and interior many changes were made. The front still looks like Peugeot.

I have to admit, I never was very interested in Peugeots and did not really like their optic. But this one looks quite cool and has some impressive data.

But I am not sure if I would take it over a Renault... But, no doubt, over most serial production cars made by Citroen! ;D

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Mental  6y ago

Peugeot has just unveiled its most powerful road car ever. RCZ R.

I always loved the RCZ design. Those elegant refined lines make the car simply beautiful. French school. And those new grille, new rims, two massive exhaust pipes and this red colour fit the car perfectly.

But RCZ always lacked in powered, and could not be supposed to be a true sportscar. Now it is. 270 horses and 330 Nm in car that weighs under 1.3 tonne is impressive enough. Performance claimed: top speed limited at 250 kph; 0-100 in 5.9 sec; 1/4 mile - 14.2 sec; 1km - 25.4 sec.

But still one problem exists... RCZ R is FWD... Oooh, French people.. don't you know how to activate the rear axle?... I bet, be it RWD, the car would be perfect.

But still, at today's market, this is the best French car. Screw Renault! FWD Peugeot FTW! :D

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Photo of Peugeot RCZ R

Photo of Peugeot RCZ R