• 2012 Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup Race Car

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In 2012, Peugeot will be organizing a one-make racing series with all teams fielding their very own race-prepped Peugeot RCZ.

Despite it still being months and months away, the French automaker is getting started by introducing the RCZ racer that will compete in the RCZ Racing Cup.

The race car is closely derived from the series, except for the fact that the all the interior amenities of the standard car were removed in favor of a more modest set-up that only includes racing seats and a roll cage, among other things. The bare interior contributes to a weight savings of 250 kg, even with the addition of new suspension dampers, AP Racing brakes.

As for the engine, Peugeot worked closely with Magneti Marelli to fine-tune the car’s powertrain. With all the changes in tow, the RCZ Racing Cup Racer will still carry the same 1.6-liter THP engine but with an increased output of 250 horsepower - from 200 horsepower - and 214 lb/ft of torque and mated to a SADEV six-speed paddle shift sequential transmission.

Interested racing teams that are looking to enter the series will have to shell out €54,900 - about $77,500 based on current exchange rates - for one of the race cars so it can participate in all seven races scheduled for the series’ inaugural season.

  • 2012 Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup Race Car
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  • Engine:
    1.6-liter THP engine
  • Transmission:
    SADEV six-speed paddle shift sequential transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    250 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    214 lb/ft of torque
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  (11) posted on 04.7.2012

Performance numbers are low by race car view.

  (11) posted on 04.7.2012

Performance numbers are low by race car view.

  (428) posted on 10.24.2011

Almost all race car that I saw today, is all good-looking and very striking, like this racing car of Peugeot! It doesn’t have lots of detailing, but it is already perfectly awesome for me.

  (410) posted on 09.27.2011

Very organized car design, I like the total package and its exterior setup for the race car. Talking about its performance I guess no doubt with its powerful speed.

  (558) posted on 09.19.2011

I love all the race car. This kind of race car is good to us. I want to see in racing live.

  (531) posted on 09.16.2011

2012 Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup Race Car has 250 horse power and 1.6-liter THP engine and transmission SADEV six-speed paddle shift sequential transmission.

  (797) posted on 09.7.2011

The car has an impressive speed performance as well as the style. The good thing about the vehicle is that it offer a better fuel economy car.

  (466) posted on 09.7.2011

Good to see that racing car manufacturer offer an sportier vehicle and they don’t focus in the performance of these vehicle.

  (459) posted on 09.6.2011

Yeah, I certainly agree. The styling of racing car is getting better. And when it comes to the performance, I think no one would say boo for this vehicle. I’m sure this vehicle was done for exclusivity and will not be available in the market.

  (453) posted on 09.6.2011

Honestly, the racing cars nowadays are getting more aggressive! The car manufacturer tries to produce a more good looking vehicle and I really like it. However, let’s not forget that the speed performance is more important in a racing competition.

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