The Peugeot 308 RC Z

Peugeot 308 RC Z

Peugeot 308 RC Z

With the world launch of The Peugeot 308 at the Frankfurt Motor Show another 308 concept will also be showcased - The Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept Car.

The 308 RC Z Concept Car is a 2+2 Coupe with true versatility and at the same time a style that is modern, original and well-balanced. A lot of attention has been paid to the design to ensure it is as light as possible with the use of aluminium and carbon fibre for many of the components.

With a length of 4276 mm (the same as the hatchback), a width of 1840 mm (25 mm more than the hatchback) and a height of only 1320 mm, the streamlined design ensures both improved performance and reduced fuel consumption, helping further to protect the environment thanks to reduced CO2 emissions.

  • World Premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show
  • Powered by a 218 bhp turbocharged THP petrol engine
  • 0 to 62 mph in 7.0 seconds
  • A versatile 2+2 Coupé
  • Emits only 160g/km of CO2
Exterior Styling

The stylish design at the front is taken directly from the 308 but has been given a sharper and sportier lower panel incorporating the single air intake, chrome front grille and integral front fog lights.

The “feline” like front headlamps which extend along the line of the bonnet contain four cylindrical lights, clearly visible through the clear lenses, each of which create a bright and piercing beam of light to ensure safe night time driving.

The curved shape of the roof panel and rear window assists the airflow over the rear of the vehicle, creating sufficient rear down force to eliminate the need for a rear spoiler, thereby preserving the purity of the vehicle design.

The two centrally mounted rear exhaust pipes are integrated into the wraparound rear bumper lower panel. To achieve this, the rear exhaust silencer has been located in a transverse position where it also serves as an aerodynamic diffuser, but still allows sufficient space for the storage of a spare wheel in the boot floor.

The rich metallic grey exterior body colour is created by a special process using finely milled metallic particles. This gives the impression that the vehicle has been formed from a single block of metal, enhancing further the purity of the overall design.

Published 5 August 2007 Melanie Carter

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