Saturday, December 26, 2009

Peugeot ‘RC…’ Concept with 308 HP Hybrid Powertrain Coming to Paris

The ‘RC…’ is a new four-door coupe concept equipped with a hybrid powerplant from Peugeot that will be fully uncovered at the forthcoming Paris Auto Show in early October. The French automaker supports that the ‘RC…’, whose full name will be revealed at the show, is the missing link between the RC ‘Diamond’ and RC ‘Spade’ concept cars revealed in 2002 and the 2006 908 RC. Compared to the latter, the new RC looks sportier and better proportioned.

Although Peugeot has yet to reveal all the details, the French automaker said that the ‘RC…’ is equipped with a hybrid drivetrain that delivers a potent 308 HP (230 kW) and emissions of just of 109 g/km in the combined cycle or ZERO in electric mode. Even if the ‘RC…’ with its low-slung coupe-like stance is purely a study, many of its design elements like the new fascia and grille will most probably find their way into Peugeot’s next generation production models, including the new 407 and 607.

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