• Jul 14, 2009
Peugeot 308 RC Z pre-production teasers – Click above for high-res image gallery

For a country so renowned for its style and fashion, you'd think France would have plenty of stylish automobiles on offer, but that's not necessarily the case. Though the country's hatchbacks and MPVs may look a touch sharper than the competition's, above that there's nothing especially stylish until you get to the seven-figure territory covered by such ultramobiles as the Bugatti Veyron and GTbyCitroen. Peugeot aims to fix that, though, with the 308 RC Z, though to some eyes it's design was influenced a bit too heavily by the Audi TT.

In case you've lost track by now, the 308 RC Z made its debut in concept form three long years ago. A lot has happened since then, including PSA's approval for the swept-roof coupe to enter production followed by recent spy shots demonstrating that its making good on its promise. And now Peugeot has released the first crop of teaser images showing the production-ready 308 RC Z. Tipped to carry the same jointly-developed turbocharged engine as the Mini JCW, the stylish Peugeot is expected to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September.



[Source: Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      WTF? France is known for style and fashion? They're known for food, wine and cigarettes. Sometimes in combination.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Never 'eard of 'em.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What about Chanel, L'Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Andre Courreges, Christian Lacroix, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Guimard, Philippe Starck, Ora-ito? Are they Uzbeks? (Nothing against Uzbeks, I may add.)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does this front engine car have what appear to be huge scoops in the rear quarters?
        • 5 Years Ago
        There aren't any scoops.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a Mitsu Eclipse blended with some Audi TT. Looks nice, love the wheels (similar toPorsche Canyene).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Also the spitting image of some audi wheels. I'm loving the Zagato-esc double bubble.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PSA sure knows to make alloys (like those of the last Citroen C5). Too bad Peugeot won't give its 308 an engine able to stand comparison with the best hot hatches available there (Scirocco R, Megane RS, Focus RS...).
        • 5 Years Ago
        You don't think the John Cooper Works MINI Engine is "hot" enough for a "hot hatch"?

        Um....okay.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it, though i don't understand why are they playing this teaser game, since we all know how it's gonna look. I'm sure that production model will be 90% like the concept and that the biggest difference will be inside.

      btw Citroen C5 is one uber cool-looking sedan :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a nice-looking car!
      Also, the official name is "RCZ" (not "308RCZ) in order to make it a separate model (as a sort of halo vehicle for the brand) instead of just another trim level.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That first picture confused me.... I was wondering what an Audi R8 was doing in a story about a Peugeot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just got back from Europe and, in my opinion, Renault, Peugeot and Citroen had the hottest cars on the road. I've always followed through mags, but in person, they're even better.
      I can only imagine how hot this 308 will look.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great, another nice car that we can't get in the US...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lexus called and they want their SC430 rear 3/4 view back....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dont get fooled by barely disguised advertisement, edd_k_b...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Peugeot hasn't really made a stellar product in some time. They seem to be alright, but nothing stand out per se. It will be interesting to see if this car reverses that trend, or continues being another Peugeot thats fairly well built and inoffensive to drive - but difficult to recommend over the competition.
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