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By James Foxall
07 February 2008 14:16
Peugeot has a history of occasional sublime moments of car design punctuating regular functionality. Think 402 from 1935, the 504 Coupe unveiled in 1969 and more recently the 406 Coupe. The 308 RC Z is certainly eye catching. But when it’s launched against Volkswagen’s all-new Scirocco can it live up to its illustrious Peugeot predecessors?
Product chief Gilles Boussac says the firm has to be sure it can make a profit on each model sold for the RC Z to get the go-ahead. So while the bean counters are still tapping away on their calculators the official answer is a Gallic shrug and a je ne sais pas. But reaction from its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show was very positive and Boussac believes that adding this car to Peugeot’s range could have a similar rejuvenating effect as the 205 GTi did in the late 1980s. Besides, the firm has gone so far down the road towards production that it’s hard to see it stamping on the brakes now.
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Peugeot RC Z concept (2008) CAR review
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RE: Peugeot RC Z concept CAR review
That engine looks pretty impressive as an overall package. Shame it's sending the power to the wrong wheels. That would explain the mediocre 0-60 times. For a 1200Kg car with 218bhp, 7 seconds is a very odd looking stat. There's a reason most worthwhile cars (granted with a few notable exceptions) are rear or 4 wheel drive. Peugeot don't seem to grasp that.
22 June 2009 20:37
Not that anyone is actually monitoring this but any updates on when or if this thing is being made? I really like the concept.
15 January 2009 10:48
Even the door mirrors look like oversized golf clubs.
15 February 2008 15:51
Peugeot RC Z concept
I totally agree with Mistral in that it has a definite look of a Karmann Ghia from the back - which in my view is no bad thing.
If it goes into production at the right money then its got to be a winner - good to see the French starting to get back to some of their bravado in terms of design.
12 February 2008 19:26
Crunk and smarmy
I believe it's meant to fill your rear view mirror with the sentiment, "Je suis derrière vous et je vais mordre le cul de votre voiture si vous n'avez pas sortir de mon chemin." And the grill's a reflection of the hip-hop crunk teeth (grillz) look. It's gone full-circle!
I'd imagine with that motor pushing those numbers you'll do better than 7.0 seconds. My MINI's got the same mill (different tune) with the same weight and 7.0 seconds isn't even in it's vernacular.
11 February 2008 15:03
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