Peugeot will enter the ADAC Nurburgring 24 hour race with a racing version of their newest addition to the line-up, the RCZ Coupe . The race is scheduled for the weekend of May 15th-16th, the same weekend that Peugeot celebrates the bicentenary of its manufacturing adventure.
The Peugeot RCZ 24H is powered by a 2.0 l HDi FAP engine developing 200 h.p. and will be racing in the D1T category (Diesel engine between 1.7 l and 2.0 l cc). We doubt that will be enough to compete against Porsche who has dominated the 24H race for the past four years. From 2007-2009, Porsche has competed with their 997 GT3 hosting a 3.6L flat-six engine and producing 415hp.
Press release after the jump.
On 9th April 2010, Peugeot invites fans of "leisure" vehicles to the Porte de Versailles for two attractive, exciting encounters.
Peugeot will hand the keys of the coupé-cabriolet to Miss France 2010 at the 21st edition of the Convertible, Coupé and SUV Show. Malika MENARD will be given the keys to her Peugeot 308 CC on the Peugeot stand at midday.
Another surprise awaits visitors to the show, as Peugeot will officially introduce the team of drivers preparing to take the wheel of the PEUGEOT TEAM "200 YEARS" RCZ, the sporty coupé that will be on the starting grid of the forthcoming Nürbürgring 24 Hour race. This RCZ will be equipped with a 2.0 l HDi FAP engine developing 200 h.p. and will be racing in the D1T category (Diesel engine between 1.7 l and 2.0 l cc). A model of the car in the race will be displayed on the stand throughout the show.
At the same time, in Leipzig, Peugeot will announce the participation of a second RCZ in the same race, this time with a German team. The race is scheduled for the weekend of 15th and 16th May, the same weekend that Peugeot celebrates the bicentenary of its manufacturing adventure.
At the Convertible Coupé show, Peugeot is exhibiting its 207 CC and 308 CC, which make the marque the leader of this segment in France. The 4007 and 407 coupé will also be on show, as well as the new sporty RCZ coupé.