Saturday, December 26, 2009

Official: Peugeot’s 308 RC Z to Enter Production in Spring 2010

The French alternative to the Audi TT, the Peugeot 308 RC Z that was presented as a concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, will enter production according to an official announcement made today at the 2008 Lisbon Motor Show in Portugal by Jean-Philippe Collin, General Director of Peugeot.

Peugeot’s exec said that the final production model will be unveiled to the public at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and will then go on sale in the spring of 2010. The compact-sized 2+2 Coupe will be based on the underpinnings of the new 308 hatch which means it will be equipped among others, with the BMW/MINI and Peugeot co-developed 1.6 Turbo engine line-up.

The 308 RC Z Concept (see pics here), which brought to mind the 1990’s Audi Avus Concept with its toned wheel arches and the forward-cabin design, was equipped with a modified version of the 1.6 Turbo engine with 218Hp that was coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

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