Peugeot’s peppy little sports car , the RCZ , is getting a unique ’Red Carbon’ treatment. This special edition will be rather exclusive with only 300 united being constructed, with each one getting a host of features as standard equipment and bespoke features.
Before jumping into what the RCZ Red Carbon has to offer, we have to give props to Peugeot for continuing to tout its sports car. It’s not the sexiest or most powerful in its group, but it does have high amounts of both qualities, earning with it a real following among those chic trendsetters in Europe .
Ok, so the RCZ Red Carbon is, well, pretty special in its own right. It comes decked with plenty of exterior and interior upgrades that should bring out the sportiness of the RCZ even more. Likewise, the inclusion of Peugeot’s ’Vision Pack’ and ’Black Pack’ further highlights the exclusivity of the model, as if any more cosmetic changes could do that on an already impressive looking sports coupe.
The RCZ Red Carbon is available on a variety of powertrains, including Peugeot’s 1.6-liter THP engine that produces 200 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 0-62 mph in just 7.6 seconds to go with an impressive top speed of 149 mph.
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Peugeot RCZ "Red Carbon" Limited Edition in detail
As part of the exclusive digs that the RCZ Red Carbon has, Peugeot used its Vision Pack on the vehicle, dressing the vehicle in either a Moroccan Red or Nera Black metallic paintwork to go with Xenon, directional and self-levelling headlamps and a set of 19’-inch ’Solstice’ alloy wheels with an onyx matt black paintwork finish.
Inside, the RCZ Red Carbon’s cabin gets some bespoke goodies, including ‘Red Carbon’ black style sport front seats trimmed in ‘Simple Leather’ feature red stitching. The accent stitching continues onto the ‘Red Carbon’ style dashboard, steering wheel, and short-throw shifter.
For the RCZ Red Carbon’s in-car entertainment options, the exclusive models have been equipped with the PEUGEOT Connect Navigation (RT6), Audio, CD and satellite navigation system, and PEUGEOT Connect USB Box with Bluetooth connectivity.
A new PEUGEOT RCZ ‘Red Carbon’ LE model is announced, combining high specification, bespoke trim and ‘Red Carbon’ badging, distinguished by a red-stitched interior.
The ‘Red Carbon’ models are a Limited Edition of 300 models, derived from the Sport model and distinguished with unique badging. Each model features as standard the ‘Vision Pack’ – with Xenon, directional and self-levelling headlamps, 19’’ ’Solstice’ alloy wheels – with their onyx black matt paintwork finish, metallic paintwork in Moroccan Red or Nera Black, complemented by the ‘Black Pack’ which includes matt black roof arches, brilliant black front grill, door mirror covers and brake callipers.
On the inside, unique ‘Red Carbon’ black style sports front seats trimmed in ‘Simple Leather’ feature red stitching, as do the ‘Red Carbon’ style dashboard, sports steering wheel and short shift gear lever.
For in-car entertainment, Red Carbon models are equipped with the PEUGEOT Connect Navigation (RT6), Audio, CD and satellite navigation system and PEUGEOT Connect USB Box with Bluetooth connectivity.
The following Red Carbon models are available:
|Power unit and output||UK price||CO2||Combined Cycle economy||0-62mph|
|1.6-litre THP 156 petrol engine||£26,000||149||44.1mpg||8.3 seconds|
|1.6-litre THP 200 petrol engine||£28,400||155||42.1mpg||7.6 seconds|
|2.0-litre HDi 163 Diesel engine||£27,850||135||54.3mpg||8.7 seconds|