• Jun 11, 2009
Judging by this latest round of spy shots taken by shooters in Spain, Peugeot's 308 RC Z is almost ready to take on the Audi TT which it so openly apes.
Said to be powered by the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder borrowed from Mini's John Cooper Works in its most powerful incarnation, the RC Z figures to be down on power to the German, so it's good that it figures to be less expensive as well. According to source at Pug, prices figure to start below below £20,000 (circa $33k USD), a useful savings over the Audi.

Other powertrains are also said to be in the mix, all with lower power (a 150 hp 1.6-liter turbo, as well as a 2.0-liter HDI engine giving either 150 bhp or 163 bhp). The 308 RC Z is widely expected to be offered in a front-drive only configuration, so the coupe figures to only challenge lower-end non-Quattro TT models.

The production RC Z is expected to debut at this fall's Frankfurt Auto Show – three years after it debuted in concept form – and go on sale next spring. Thanks for the tip, Andrus!



[Sources: Fastestcar.com; Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Come on Peugeot, how old is this concept? Get it done already. I was still driving my 206 RC when they came out with this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So, when exactly did Freeman Thomas come work for Renault?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another car that shows that Europeans do interiors better than pretty much any one else.
      And quit with the Mazda BS, Peugeot have been ruining the front of their cars with the goppingly ugly grill for quite a while before Mazda chose to do the same.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool, the new Mitsubishi Eclipse!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mazda called...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Really? Then take a look at the 308, 207, 407, 3008, 107, 4007 and 1007 - for example. Evidently you don't have a clue.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, no. Not like that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not much an an eye for detail eh? Peugeot up to this point has been using a solid line to break up the radiator grill and tie together the forward bulk head. Guess what's missing here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Many times before the Dodge Intrepid II had this nose.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's the bumper! And the treatment here is no different to any regular 308. The gaping mouth styling has been used on practically all Peugeot models now for the past couple of years.

        But clearly you're seeing something different to everybody else.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Mazda LOL!