Coupe 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ marked the return of the French brand in the segment of sports cars.
Back in, he appeared as an original concept and production model appeared three years later.
Now, in the line of a new flagship version – charged RCZ R. Thanks to 270-hp (199 kW) engine to the new 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R model year is the most powerful production model in the brand’s history: from zero to 100 km / h in less than 6 seconds.
However, the emission of CO2 is only 145 g / km – this result has been achieved through the engine daunsayzingu, optimizing aerodynamic performance and reduced weight.
“We have set ourselves an ambitious goal – to develop a more vigorous version of RCZ with sverhdinamikoy for the race track while preserving comfort and pleasure in everyday driving as well as fuel and CO2 emissions consumption figures,” said Xavier Nicolas, manager RCZ product.
“Daunsayzing – a powerful trend in the industry, not only for production cars.
It manifests itself in motor racing – in the main classes of currently used turbo engine capacity of 1.6 liters, and even Formula 1 in 2014, moved to this standard, “he said in his commentary Cyrille Jourdan, technical manager RCZ R.!
The new 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R immediately attracted the attention of bright and emotional appearance.
Before us – athletic coupe with an elegant design.
The profile immediately apparent short overhangs and arched roof silhouette that emphasizes painted in black color rack.
Perhaps, the roof – the most interesting feature of it, because of the type of classic coupe 50s, it is decorated with two burly.
The front part is made in the spirit of today the 2018-2019 Peugeot .
The trapezoidal grille is combined with the air intake in the bumper, reminiscent smile.
Slanted headlights stretched on the wings, and the “nose” is decorated with the logo of the French brand.
Window line makes a small bend.
Behind the broad “shoulders” are underlined lamps with LED lamps.
Coupe 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R stands out among its competitors in the wheel arches color Matt Black and headlights with a touch of Titanium, which underline its dynamic character and distinguished workmanship.
“Charged” version was underestimated by 10 millimeters suspension and 19-inch wheels, improving traction and builds confidence, expressive look of the car.
Special two-tone rim discs with diamond-polished and matt black areas have the R letter ‘, engraved directly into the drive body.
They have been specifically designed to accommodate the new enlarged brakes and optimize their cooling, and red calipers on the front emblazoned inscription 2018-2019 Peugeot Sport.
The fixed rear spoiler ensures increased downforce and lengthens the silhouette when viewed from the rear.
Special rear diffuser complements the elegant image of the back of the RCZ R, and includes two elegant symmetrical chrome tailpipes.
Red 2018-2019 Peugeot lettering on the grille and the R badge, which also houses the rear, complete the external image RCZ R.
“Each element specifically designed for the R RCZ, makes the car more dynamic and emphasizes its elegance” – said Pierre Paul Mattei, manager RCZ design.
Distinguish 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R from the standard model can be on the aerodynamic bodywork – front splitter and lining on the sidewalls.
In addition, the car was put on a “diet” – reduced its weight to 1280 kg.
The new car is available in 4 colors: Moroccan Red, Nera Black, Mercury Grey and Opal White.
Coupe 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R also offers the option to choose from to personalize your car: shiny or matte carbon roof, stickers on the body and black mirror housings.
High level of security and a rich grade in the 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R supplemented by Xenon headlamps with washers and multimedia PC Nav Plus system.
Wide doors make it easy to embark and disembark.
The interior decoration combines leather and Alcantara and contrasted against a black background bright red stitching.
There are also inserts “aluminum” and black lacquered surface.
On the pedals visible metal plates, and sills are decorated with moldings 2018-2019 Peugeot inscriptions.
Three-spoke steering wheel rim is flat bottom, and in the hand grip area of perforated leather.
The large speedometer and tachometer placed with individual trenches with chrome rims.
Between them, put the screen of the onboard computer, the coolant temperature gauge and fuel remaining in the tank.
The inclined center console is decorated with exquisite elegant clock.
Above it extends from the display of the navigation system.
Keys audio blocks and climate control are quite a lot and some of them are too small and closely grouped.
Also noticeable new lever gearbox.
Steering column adjustable for height and reach.
The sports coupe fitted front seats with integrated headrests decorated with the logos of RCZ R. They provide good lateral support and, at the same time, extremely comfortable.
Provision of electric and heating function.
Landing at the wheel is quite low, which reinforces the sporting experience, but seriously impairs visibility.
A convenient central armrest conceals a small box.
Landing formula coupe – 2 + 2, which means that the rear seats are suitable for children or people of short stature.
Tilted rear pillars substantially reduce headroom in the second row, and the feet quite closely.
But the trunk in the 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R 2014 is quite decent – 384 liters including 63-liter underfloor compartment.
And with the rear seats folded, its volume reaches 760-year-liters.
Components quite rich.
Coupe is equipped with power accessories, separate climate control, the CD-player, Blutooth connection, light sensors and rain, parking assistant, cruise control.
Mandatory are 6 airbags and ESP stabilization system.
“The desire to improve the driving performance and the feeling of the driver in the” race “conditions led to a variety of innovative solutions in the development of, in particular, to change the size and fine-tune the transmission, suspension, brakes and tires compared to conventional production sample, allowing the most experienced drivers experience a real pleasure on the race track, “- said Pierre Budarov, project manager for 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R.
Under the hood RCZ R – petrol engine with turbocharging and direct-injection 1.6-liter.
After the completion of the new turbine and its installation capacity increased from 200 to 270-year-horsepower at 6,000 rpm.
Maximum torque is also increased – up to 330 Newton-meters at 1,900 revolutions per minute, but at the same time became palpable and turbopause.
However, the “quartet” very quickly unwound and the average thrust rpm range is more than enough.
The sound of the motor grew louder and more pleasant to the ear.
Keep in mind that with a sharp start from the front-wheel coupe is the effect of the parasitic torque steer – the car starts to scour the road.
The new engine EP6CDTR was created as a result of careful design, many of the details have been modified or completely designed from scratch to obtain the required dynamic performance and provide sporting character while maintaining the reliability of the serial.
Sam engine unit before installation undergoes special heat treatment, which increases reliability.
Twin Scroll turbocharger has been specially designed to fit the specified dimensions, are ideal for this application and the level of dynamics.
Together with steel exhaust manifold design innovation, borrowed from racing, it allows you to hold a higher operating temperature.
New forged pistons, providing a compression ratio of 9.2 and developed in cooperation with MAHLE Motorsport, made of aluminum varieties, used in Formula 1, and are cooled by two nozzles.
The connecting rods have also been modified to cope with the high engine speed.
Their lower head coated able to withstand the highest pressure in the cylinders.
They are patented and presented by MAHLE in 2011, the year and for the first time in the world used in series production on the 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R 2014.
Dynamics of good: acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes 5.9 seconds, 400 meters from the place – for some 14.2 seconds and 1000 meters – for 25.4 seconds.
Acceleration on one gear is also at a very high level: the acceleration from 80 to 120 kilometers per hour in 6.8 seconds occurs at the highest stage.
Ratios 6-speed manual gearbox specially tailored to provide improved acceleration and acceleration on a single transmission.
Top speed is limited at around 250 kilometers per hour.
That is, coupe RCZ R 2014 – the most powerful and fastest in the history of 2018-2019 Peugeot brand.
When the engine is economical – it consumes just 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle.
Lowered center of gravity, improved aerodynamics (drag coefficient / downforce), special suspension settings (track, similarity collapse, 0.5 inches wider rims) and tires Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 235/40 R19 can improve grip.
Because of changes in suspension and drive differently carried amortization, also spring rate has been increased, and the center of anti-roll bar is shifted back to provide enhanced maneuverability.
Limited slip differential Torsen full advantage of the high torque available from 1900 rpm, provides for the RCZ R excellent stability when braking and allows you to keep the car at a sharp turn.
The dynamics and agility coupe 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R 2014 are the result of fine-tuning and testing with test pilots 2018-2019 Peugeot Sport.
The car is equipped with fixed four-piston calipers that provide a significant increase in stiffness and, consequently, decrease the brake pedal, while reducing unsprung weight.
Discs with a diameter of 380 mm and a thickness of 32 mm are mounted on an aluminum hub, which also reduces weight.
The result is a braking system that can withstand any conditions and to provide for the 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R exceptional safety and dynamics, for example, the vehicle should be at least 61-meters to a full stop from 130 kilometers per hour.
Coupe RCZ R 2014 demonstrates good handling.
Its precise steering and full of weight and power makes it more informative.
Car obedient and demonstrates good grip.
Of course, the “nose» 2018-2019 Peugeot is quite heavy, but the understeer can be avoided thanks to the mechanical limited-slip differential.
Coil springs made more stringent, set and increase of anti-roll bars.
Therefore, the car has become much less roll in corners, though riding is not so comfortable.
Coupe 2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R 2014 was developed as a racing version of 2018-2019 Peugeot Sport for sport driving on the track, but the car perfectly and shows itself in everyday driving on the roads.
transmission settings combine sports use requirements and conventional control for each day.
Depending on the pressure on the accelerator pedal and the engine speed, which reflect the style of driving, it will provide a comfortable move – for the city, or in sport mode.
In addition, the high torque available from the lowest engine speeds, allowing vigorously accelerate after stopping and gives Whatever your daily commute.
2018-2019 Peugeot RCZ R Coupe began selling in 2014.
In Europe, the novelty is from of 38 thousand euros, which is not so much for the special “hot” version.