Saturday, December 26, 2009

Geneva Preview: Peugeot 207 RC 1.6 Turbo 175Hp

Making its world premiere at the 2007 Geneva Show, the 207 RC features the same 1.6 Turbo engines as the MINI Cooper S producing 175Hp and 240Nm of torque. Only difference here is that Peugeot’s hot mini hatch –unknown why, is equipped with a 5speed manual gearbox whereas the Cooper S gets a 6speed box. Funny enough, both hatches feature a 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) figure of 7,1 sec. As for top speed, the MINI goes up to 225 km/h (140 mph) while the 207 RC up to 220 km/h (138 mph).

Appearance-wise, we’re kinda disappointed with the RC’s overly subtle exterior looks cause practically, the only element that differentiates it from any other 207 are the metallic mirror coverings. Same goes for the interior as the most significant and visible change are the sport bucket seats. Strange if you think about the models that the 207 RC will be put up against eg. Opel Corsa OPC , Renault Clio Sport etc.

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