Adapted for competition from 2010 with a 200bhp HDi FAP diesel engine, Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupe has twice won the D1T category (1700 to 2000 cc diesel) at the 24 Hours Nürburgring. In 2012, Peugeot Sport is launching the RCZ Racing Cup 1.6 THP petrol in a ‘sprint’ version with 250bhp and an ‘endurance’ version with 260 bhp.

In France and in Italy, a national championship gathers together approximately twenty vehicles. Other European countries are adopting it including Spain, Denmark and Germany where it again made its mark at the 24 Hours Nürburgring, this time in the SP2T category (petrol turbo less than 1600cc).

Strengthened by its success, less than three years after its commercial launch, the emblematic coupé of the Peugeot marque is adopting a new distinctive identity to embody more than ever the range enhancement and to embrace the MOTION & EMOTION signature of Peugeot. The new RCZ will go on sale during the 1st quarter of 2013.

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