Peugeot RCZ

Peugeot RCZ

After the French automaker Peugeot revealed the RCZ sports car coupe version at the Frankfurt Motor Show as an affront to compact sports car makers like Audi and their TT coupe, it was to be expected that the European lion would also be coming out with a competitor for the rag top roadster version as well. In a recent interview with Automobile MAgazinem a Peugeot official confirmed that the company is taking into consideration two alternative open air models for the future, being "a roadster version as a competitor for the Audi TT , but also a Targa variant in the spirit of the first 911."

Now we are all familiar with what an Audi TT looks like with its top down, but a Porsche Carrera Targa inspired sports coupe would be quite a fresh design. Unlike modern day Targa models that make use of an oversized sliding glass roof, the original features a removable roof panel. However where the old one was made of metal and rubber, a 21st century targa would have to make use of some lightweight carbon fiber and hopefully won’t lose any of the performance of its fixed roof brethren. The RCZ’s engine lineup will include a 1.6 Liter turbocharged direct gasoline injection engine that makes 200 HP as well as a standard 1.6 Liter boosted gas burning mill that makes 156 HP while there are also plans for a top of the line 2.0 Liter unit that will go well beyond the 200 HP barrier.

200 European customers will be very happy as they will have the chance to drive a limited edition Peugeot RCZ. Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the RCZ Limited Edition is painted in pearlescent white, coupled to a Nappa black leather upholstery interior.

Peugeot RCZ Limited Edition

The Limited Edition RCZ comes very well equipped with equipment such as the WIP COM 3D (and the Peugeot Emergency service), the Vision Pack (directional bi-Xenon headlamps, headlamp wash, etc.), the Nappa Leather Pack (heated electric leather seats, over-mats, etc.), the Easy Motion Pack (front and rear parking assistance, etc.), the alarm, etc.

Each units will be numbered from 1 to 200 and will be priced at 35,500 euros.

The French automaker Peugeot has been teasing us with tantalizing images of their upcoming RCZ sports coupe . The compact and stylish Peugeot will compete with other sports coupes like the Audi TT. Well the automaker has just released a teaser video that reveals just about as much as what we already know, but in a very artistic way. It won’t be until September at the Frankfurt Motor Show when the sports car makes its official debut to get a look at the whole picture.

We’ve been on the lookout for any and all evidence of the Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe being more than just a pipe dream and while we’ve seen some spy photos of the much-anticipated car, Peugeot hasn’t released the official photos of the car.

That is, of course, until now.

Peugeot RCZ sports coupe

We’ve finally laid our eyes on Peugeot’s new sports car after two years when we first saw its concept version at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite the fact that the car is barely visible from these promotional photos, the car didn’t seem to veer away from its original concept design, particularly the double-bubble rear windshield and roof panel.

The RCZ, which will be officially unveiled by the French automakers at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is more than likely to be outfitted with a twin-scroll turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that comes in a number of different variants, including one that comes with a 218hp engine.

Continued after the jump.

Before the car’s official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the French automaker Peugeot has released a series of teaser images of selectively showing off the future production version of the 308 RCZ . Wit the sports car being unveiled in September, sales should be in full swing by spring of 2010.

Only 2 years after the company introduced the concept car to consumers, Peugeot has completed development on the production version of a compact 2 +2 coupe with a very strong identity suited for a modern and demanding public that has high expectations of driving pleasure.


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