Peugeot RCZ R Reviews
In the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Peugeot unveiles the RCZ R, a super-functionality version of its well-known Sports Coupe, developed in the knowledge of the manufacturer when it comes to layout and driving experience.
Its new THP motor creates 270bhp from its 1.6litre displacement and CO2 at just 145g/km locations the Peugeot RCZ R with functionality and unprecedented effectiveness. To exploit this power RCZ R includes a Torsen (registered company) differential for the guarantee of clasp efficacy and dynamic sensations at a really high amount.
"All the power of fashion of the RCZ is improved by the really dynamic functionality and the 270bhp of the R version that'll please the enthusiasts of sportscars." Xavier Peugeot, Peugeot Product Manager.
"The athletic success of the RCZ Peugeot Sport created for racing as well as the fire it arouses couldn't remain unanswered. A set produced by Peugeot Sport to be even sportier and together with the functionality of the brand-new variant of the RCZ was an apparent measure!" Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport Manager.
"Our short was challenging; create a topspecification, highperformance variation of the RCZ, sustaining the attributes of comfort and convenience for ordinary use, all with reduced fuel consumption and Carbon dioxide emissions." Xavier Nicolas, Item Manager RCZ.
The RCZ R accelerates from 0 to 62miles per hour in under sixseconds and exhibits the knowledge of the manufacturer with CO2 included at just 145g/kilometers, leading the class of functionality Sports Coupes. This is accomplished by using the capability of the motor, saving weight and ensuring aerodynamic optimisation.
"Downsizing is a legitimate strategy, not only in production vehicles but is also occurring in the vanguard of Motor Sport, together with the important disciplines soon to utilize a turbocharged 1.6litre, as well as F1 does this in 2014!" Cyrille Jourdan, Technical Supervisor, RCZ R.
Certainly, the new THP motor with 270bhp from only 1.6litres supplies an archive of specific power within the class, with almost 170bhp per litre, which is one of the best within the planet for a production car and already meets the strict Euro 6 emissions standard.
Seeking a weight-saving has also directed the development of particular parts using a decrease of 17kg that's been obtained within the conventional RCZ THP 200bhp version.
Aerodynamics have raised rear downforce with a fresh rigid rear boot aero-spoiler, which encourages stability at high rates without increasing drag.
Each component is designed especially for RCZ R to bring to its dynamic functionality and identifiable fashion improving the characteristics of the RCZ."
Matt-black roof arches adorn and differentiate the Peugeot RCZ R. Its suspension is lowered by 10 millimeters along with the alloy wheels are 19-inches in diameter to optimize grip and provide an expressive pose to the RCZ R. They've been made to adapt and optimize the cooling of new bigger brakes, the red calipers in the front are signed 'Peugeot Sport'.
The totally integrated big rigid rear spoiler, ensures better downforce while stretching the shape's rear profile see.
A Peugeot monogrammed 'R' in red lettering is recognized around the grille as well as put around the boot lid for a touch 'RCZ R'.
Personalisation and abundant variety of gear
A higher amount of relaxation and security gear is accessible on RCZ R with Xenon projector headlamps with washers. A complete multimedia program WIP (World of Peugeot) Nav Plus is normal also.
In the 'Peugeot Sport' embossed sills, for the standard of detailing of the red stitching to the dash, and leather steering-wheel, gear-lever gaiter, door panels, arm-rests and seats - all lead to an attractive and sporty interior atmosphere.
In the center console a chrome plate confirms the type with a red inscribed 'R' rising from the certification plate of brushed aluminium with four observable screw fixings. Inspired by air travel, it symbolises the sign of 'Peugeot Sport'.
When going into the automobile, the driver finds an ergonomic driving position, perfect for experiencing the dynamic characteristics of the Peugeot RCZ R.
With touch and vision, hearing isn't overlooked!
"The search for functionality and efficacy developed through a racebred programme has directed many options throughout the RCZ R's development, for example, design and specification of the drive-train, gear box, brakes and tyres beyond the customary criteria, as a way to enable the most avid drivers to execute." Budar Pierre, Manager RCZ R.
The days are also quite low from 50 to 70miles per hour, which requires only 6.8 seconds in (6th) top-gear.
The suspension includes a fresh specification of dampers, improved rigidity of springs along with a stiffer antiroll bar, that allows for great handling and agility.
The Torsen(registered company) differential allows the engine to be fully used with maximum torque from 1900rpm to offer the RCZ R great braking and cornering stability, particularly when tackling tight corners.
Their demand for exceptional braking normally oriented towards the technical specification of fourpiston calipers, which enable a considerable increase in rigidity and consequently pedal stroke, while reducing the masses. Discs with depth of 32mm and diameter of 380mm, are attached to an aluminium hub. This contributes to the cooling and weightsaving efficiency, derived from the Alcon racing expertise, to supply brake durability and excellent efficiency, therefore braking from 80 miles per hour to zero demands less-than 61 metres.
Grip cut to the circuit together with the robustness of the chain
"To get 270bhp and 330Nm of torque from the 1.6litre engine and become immune to sports use in the racetrack, it was essential to introduce new highperformance, aggressive options. Peugeot Sport has all of the skills to get this done. Research and Development groups brought together their experiences and skill to make sure the sustainability of the automobile and its industrial application." Thierry Chauvet, Motor Development Manager for RCZ R.
Peugeot RCZ R includes an extra 1.6litre THP turbo gasoline direct-injection. It develops its maximum power of a maximum torque of 330Nm plus 199kW (270bhp) at 6000rpm at 1900rpm to 5500 rpm.
This new motor 'EP6CDTR' has been produced widely, with several components having evolved or been fully redeveloped for the functionality requirement and also to satisfy athletic use together with the robustness of the competition motor.
The motor itself is strengthened with a particular heat-treatment prior to machining to enhance durability. The double - scroll turbo is developed especially to gain from this amount of functionality and a perfect design for this particular use.
Connected with a metal exhaust manifold with distinctive architecture inspired by systems, it will take higher temperatures. New pistons, supplying a compression ratio of 9.2:1, were created with Mahle Motorsport, having a cast construction plus a level of aluminium found in F1. Their cooling is supplied by two jets. The rods were specified to resist continuing use at high engine speeds. Their bearings are coated with a polymer coating that could defy the higher cylinder pressures, patented in 2011 and offered by Mahle, they're premiered exclusively on RCZ R.
Relaxation and delight in daily use
Peugeot RCZ R was created as a racing variant by Peugeot Sport to be lasting in route - going applications, but also to fulfill a sports monitor use, so it's receptive and docile for everyday use traveling.
Calibrations of the power-train join the conditions of the sporty driving style to the lap and in daily-use. Additionally the amount of torque received from quite low engine speeds enables a powerful dynamic encounter daily traveling. The suspension enhances agility and it is incisive for the best management however the Peugeot RCZ R doesn't endanger the comfort levels specified by the comparable RCZ 1.6litre THP 200.
Finally, the best materials and biotechnology of the driving position, its increased unique attributes and remarkable economy - 44.8mpg in the Joined Drive Cycle - make the Peugeot RCZ R a great performance-car with relaxation and advantage outside life in the race track.
2013 Peugeot RCZ review
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