When Peugeot announced the 308 RC Z Concept that will be official revealed in Frankfurt just in few days, everyone asked: "Is really Peugeot ready to launch a model that will compete with the Audi TT?" Well, it seems that yes, as the newly concept is to see production in 2009.
The particularly stylish design of the front of the 308 blends brilliantly with the proportions of this concept car. The Peugeot “Lion” badge is mounted to what can truthfully be called the «nose of the bonnet». From here, the style lines fl ow upwards back over the bonnet and into the two polished aluminium roll-over protections bars. This fl owing «V» profi le gives the vehicle its shape and creates an impression of movement in all positions.
The 308 RC Z concept car is powered by a 1.6 litre THP engine developed from the EP6DTS engine designed and developed via the collaboration between PSA Peugeot Citroën and the BMW Group, where it is fi tted to the 207 RC, with a power output of 128 kW (≈175 bhp). However, the 1.6 litre THP engine, as a result of new engine management software specially developed for the concept car, now produces a maximum power of 218 bhp.