Here’s a new reason to wish the French sold cars in the U.S. Peugeot showed up to the Frankfurt Motor Show two years ago with the 308 RC-Z, a concept coupe based on it’s 308 series of small cars. Now it’s coming back to Frankfurt this year with the production version.

Unlike many production cars, much of the concept’s lines are rumored to be unchanged. This includes elements like the dual cowl top, large rear glass area, and sweeping roofline.

The top end 308 RC-Z should come with the same 218 hp 1.6-liter engine from the concept. Pricing should start at around £20,000 (about $29K at direct current rates.) That’s not too bad considering a base Audi TT coupe with 197 hp starts at about £25,000.


Source: AutoExpress

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  (180) posted on 04.23.2009

Don’t be overwhelmed with the wheels. I think that the only way for this car to meet the tough competition for its target market is to either lower down its prices or increase horsepower.

  (182) posted on 04.23.2009

Is it just the angle of the shot or am I staring at a monster wheel? It’s so big.

  (137) posted on 04.23.2009

I must see this sporty coupe take the hard race to get my hats off. It does not look so trendy but maybe there’s a reason for that design. Peugeot is a respectable car company. It just like the mouth of this car. It’s too wide. The performance, that I have to know after the first ride reviews.

  (314) posted on 04.23.2009

This RC-Z is a look-a-like of its smaller version family car 308. The mouth has no difference except the tail. The Peugeot 308 holds the world record of the most fuel-efficient mainstream car currently on production, having averaged 3.13 litres per 100 kilometers. Hope this sporty coupe does the same thing.

  (318) posted on 04.23.2009

The French car maker is making a French toast with this RC-Z. Must RC (remote controlled) inspired. If the market will love this I maybe wrong for judging this production car too early. But it’s just too fancy.

  (421) posted on 04.23.2009

So the concept car will go all the way to production...I must say the interiors look good and impressive. Its just the rear front of this car that makes me think that its like Paris Hilton ready to eat me. It has a big mouth, but its not a muscle car, so it looks awkward.

  (231) posted on 04.22.2009

I was looking at this car and it look like aerobot- the dogrobot that was launched in Japan few years ago. However for some credit, Peugeot says the engine under the bonnet of this concept car now tuned for production is that it got some better engine management going on compared to Audi TT— bumping up the HP from 175 to 218 HP. Plus it got multi-directional bi-Xenon headlamps too. That’s the reason why it looks like a dog to me.

Myles_Kornblatt  (169) posted on 04.22.2009

I cars looked like people this is Charlie Chaplin

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