- 20,060 Miles
- Reg Date: 2014/64
Here we have the very rare and highly rated 2014/64 Peugeot RCZ R. Its finished in Red with complimenting Leather/Alcantara Sports Seats, its a dealer pre-registered example plus one mature owner example. And as you see from the Photographs its in Super order throughout.
It has a Full Peugeot Service History as you would expect recently being serviced with new front Goodyear Eagle Tyres. Balance of manufacturers warranty runs until September 2017
Its very well specified with all the usual creature comforts such as Air Conditioning, Sat Nav, Cruise Control, Rear Parking Sensors, Bluetooth Phone Connection, Folding Door Mirrors, Lightweight 19″ Alloys and Radio/CD of course.
The RCZ R is a very special car and with just 302 sold it the UK its a rare sight on the road and its also its Peugeot’s best performance and most powerful car yet. The R has been developed by Peugeot Sport, the first time it has had its mitts on a road car since the 205 T16. A sub-6.0sec 0-60 time and limited 155mph top speed make it their quickest car by far.
It has a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine driving the front wheels only. However, this new EP6CDTR engine has a reinforced engine block, specific turbo and exhaust manifolds, stronger conrods and new forged pistons developed with Mahle Motorsport (the last 20 Le Mans winners have used Mahle pistons).
All this takes power up to 266bhp at 6000rpm, while 243lb ft of torque is produced from 1900rpm all the way to 5500rpm. Despite this incredibly high specific output (166bhp per litre) and a 0-62mph time of 5.9 seconds, the RCZ R is actually the most efficient model in the petrol RCZ line-up, with impressive claimed figures of 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and 145g/km of CO2 emissions.
The focus hasn’t simply been on the powertrain, however. For a start the front brakes are now huge 380mm discs clamped by Alcon calipers. Ride height is down 10mm, while the suspension is 14 per cent stiffer at the front and 44 per cent firmer at the rear. The wheels are also half an inch wider, while tracks, toe and camber have also been adjusted accordingly. All this is topped off by a Torsen limited-slip diff in the front axle. Serious stuff indeed!
Car Magazine Said In Their Long Term Test Summary
For if our time together has shown anything, it’s that the R always encourages you to make the most of any open stretch of tarmac. The uprated 1.6-litre engine is a David from which many a Goliath has experienced an unexpected pasting. Particularly on the exit of roundabouts – where the Pug’s explosive mid-range and ridiculous front-end conviction mean it takes something mighty to out-monster it from turn indicator to the legal limit. The fixed rear spoiler, the 19s and the R badges aren’t bluffing: Peugeot Sport’s first road car is a giant killer.
‘Explosive’ is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. There are many remarkable things about the R’s unlikely combination of 1598cc and 266bhp – including that Peugeot was able to procure bolts strong enough to hold it all together, and the heat management preventing it from melting into a pile of mixed metals and hoses. The engine surely runs hot. Watching it steam away in the rain in traffic, you would swear egg-frying is a realistic possibility if the bonnet wasn’t so curvaceous; yet the water temperature gauge never budges.
But most remarkable is that in spite of massive turbocharging, the boost doesn’t arrive in one sudden dollop. Rather it swells with the kind of raging determination that tends to sneak up on you, not slap you around the chops – culminating in an inevitable yelp when you clock what speed you are actually going. True, the engine will overwhelm the front wheels in extremes of right-pedal brutality, yet the limited-slip diff turns most corners into an exercise in keeping your foot in – power-on grip is prodigious, only snow (or low tyre pressures) providing a reason for serious circumspection. The Audi TT ain’t got nothing on the Peugeot’s chutzpah and involvement.