Peugeot prepares its most powerful model ever for Goodwood

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The RCZ R concept debuted at last year's Paris Motor Show

The RCZ R concept debuted at last year's Paris Motor Show. View gallery (10 images)

Moving from concept to reality, the Peugeot RCZ R is being readied for its official world debut at next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new model adds a little kick to the RCZ sports car, delivering a package that the French automaker calls its most powerful street car ever.

Peugeot originally showed the RCZ R as a concept at last year's Paris Motor Show. Its matte black and copper paint scheme blended in with the attention-stealing Onyx concept and matching Onyx scooter. The production car uses the same 260-bhp 1.6-liter THP engine as the concept, giving the RCZ some extra juice to go with its distinct, double-bubble look.

Those 260 horses gallop across the pavement with the help of a Torsen limited slip differential and bespoke suspension configuration. The RCZ R also has a distinct set of wheels setting it apart from the standard RCZ.

Peugeot will move past the interesting but kitschy black-copper paint job in Goodwood, showing two red RCZ R production cars. The cars will appear on Peugeot's stand and participate in the driving festivities under the piloting of UK Peugeot 208 GTi Ambassador Bradley Philpot.

The RCZ R will hit the market later this year.

Source: Peugeot

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