The Peugeot RCZ R Is A Badass French Coupe We Won't Get

Look at that - the 260 horsepower Peugeot RCZ R. Isn't it lovely? Unfortunately, all you'll be able to do is look at it, because we Americans won't be getting it.

Why not? Because we don't get Peugeots at all. Duh. But people in Europe and other places in a better position to obtain Peugeots than we are will get to enjoy this hotted-up version of the RCZ coupe, which debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.


The RCZ R puts out 260 ponies from a mere 1.6-liter turbo engine, making it the most powerful Peugeot ever to enter production. That's 60 horsepower over the standard gasoline RCZ and nearly 100 horsepower over the diesel version.

Like its less-powerful siblings, power goes to the front wheels. But the RCZ R also benefits from a unique suspension and a Torsen limited-slip differential.

Frankly, I just like looking at it. Any other Americans who feel cheated that we don't get the baddest Pug ever?


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