@vette: What\'s your problem, man? We need lap times of slower cars just as much as those of faster cars so we know how much faster they are, and whether they are really worth it. The motivation behind it don\'t matter. As in this case, the RCZ is about as fast as the CLC 350 and the 130i! Much more expensive cars.
By the way, I don\'t know the source of this lap time but it seems that it is from a group test of three cars (including the scirocco 1.4 and the megane TCE coupe) from some magazine or something. Which means it is independent, Peugeot don\'t pay a single dime, except maybe provide a test car, which is fair. Further prove of fairness: the Scirocco is faster!
Also, by your logic, the German is also stupid. After all, who buys a 1.4l cars for the fact that it\'s fast round some test track?
The level of rudeness in this site is increasing daily. This is supposed to be a site where we can argue about car performance fairly and politely. I hope someone do something about this.