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The 308 RC-Z concept was unveiled just a few months ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show and showed the world what the French automaker can do with the 308's new platform, all the while teasing us with its arrogant air of production feasibility. If the buzz around the French motoring press is to be believed – and we certainly hope it is – Peugeot has decided to put the shapely 308 RC-Z concept into production. Magnifique!

The TT-esque 2+2 is based on the underpinnings of the 308 hatchback but with some revised bodywork, including lines highly reminiscent of Audi coupés (that's a good thing). While the show car used the 218-hp turbo four out of the race-prepped 207 RC, the production version could offer any number of powertrain options to our lucky friends across the pond.

Insiders expect the production 308 RC-Z, tipped to be built by Magna in Austria, to hit the French countryside sometime in 2009. We'll start saving our Air France air miles to check it out now.

[Source: MotorLegend.com via Le Blog Auto]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nissan and Renault are partnered together, not Peugeot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Other than that thingy out front, I think she's wicked decent, as they say up heah in Maine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nissan and Peugeot have something together right? Looks like a 350z (which is not a bad thing at all)
        • 7 Years Ago
        *350z
        • 7 Years Ago
        that is exactly what I thought of when I saw this, those tail lights make this a 350x in miniature, though the front is all wrong.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too bad it isn't being built by Honda. It would be a screamer with their JDM Civic Type-R engine stuck in the nose, or maybe stuck in the rear.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah French cars are all Fat and under powered, 205GTI, 206GTI, 306 GTI, Clio Williams, Clio V6, Renault 5 GT Turbo ETC. Not surprising that a French team, Citroen or Pug have won the WRC for 6 of the past 8 years.
      The Pug 205 GTI 1.9 is probably the best hot hatch ever built, drive one and youll agree.
      There is more to life than a Civic y'know.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like a mix between tt, 350z (tail lights and back), and eclipse (fenders)...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I search the world over for my Eurotrash girl.... and I just found her.... yuck.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sacré bleu Peugeot to build the Audi TT
      • 7 Years Ago
      Audi wants their TT back!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Most cars use elements from other cars, but this one winds up being not a lot like any other car, in other words, typically French. It's different enough to give me a smile.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it. But it looks like a Sebring got it on with a 350Z and had a girl...or...a gay 350Z.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Since it's a French-built car, I would imagine the engine choices will include 2 diesels: a mid power diesel and a "high performance" diesel, and probably both are no bigger in displacement than 2 liters.
      I'm not interested enough in Peugeots to know which exact engines they might choose.
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