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2007 Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept

2007 Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept
2007 Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:245/40 R19
Driveline:Front Wheel Drive
Type:Turbocharged Inline-4
Displacement cu in (cc):97 (1598)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:218(160) / n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:207(280) / n.a.
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:168.4 72.5 52
Weight lb (kg):2645 (1200)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:7.0
Top Speed mph (km/h):146 (235)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a. (6.7)
Base Price: 2007 Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept - n.a. (last update: 8/1/2007)

308 RC Z: Dreamlike Efficiency

Ideas sometimes come together to give life to even the most fantastic ideas. In some cases the dreams finally become reality, making way for part-real, part-fantasy automotive designs. The result of such an idea is the 308 RC Z concept car.


The 308 RC Z concept car is a new Peugeot interpretation of driving pleasure. The car is a 2+2 coupe, with true versatility and at the same time a style that is modern, original and well-balanced.

Attention initially focused on making the vehicle as light as possible by the use of numerous aluminum components, for example the two roll over protection bars that separate the passenger compartment and give shape to the exterior styling, and the use of a polycarbonate rear windscreen and a large number of carbon fiber body parts.

Exterior Styling

The particularly stylish design of the front of the 308 blends brilliantly with the proportions of this concept car.

The Peugeot "Lion" badge is mounted to what can truthfully be called the "nose of the bonnet". From here, the style lines flow upwards back over the bonnet and into the two polished aluminum roll-over protections bars. This flowing "V" profile gives the vehicle its shape and creates an impression of movement in all positions. Visually, the fluidity of the design is further enhanced by the way the large tinted front windscreen, the carbon fiber roof panel and the polycarbonate tinted rear window are combined together.

From the side, the vehicle displays a strong profile with its prominent front wings, deeply sculpted sides, and particularly generous rear wings. The doors raise the visual profile, creating a link between the sloping front design and the curvaceous rear design.

The Interior

The fascia panel in 308 RC Z concept car has been taken directly from the hatchback. The entire fascia panel is trimmed in leather, while the use of chrome, aluminum and black lacquered fittings creates a sporty, upmarket impression.

With this in mind, a Bell&Ross clock has been placed in the centre of the fascia panel, between two air vents, its typography perfectly matching the background of the instrument panel located in the driver's line of sight.

Another sign of the vehicle's exclusive nature are the bucket type front seats with polished aluminum eyelets, the style of which is also reflected in the design of the inner door panels.

The Engine

The 308 RC Z concept car is powered by a 1.6 liter THP engine developed from the EP6DTS engine designed and developed via the collaboration between PSA Peugeot Citroen and the BMW Group, where it is fitted to the 207 RC, with a power output of 175 bhp. However, the 1.6 liter THP engine, as a result of new engine management software specially developed for the concept car, now produces a maximum power of 218 bhp.

It is characterized by incredible flexibility, thanks to its maximum torque of 207 lb-ft produced at a low engine speed (221 lb-ft in overboost). These values ensure remarkable responsiveness under all driving conditions.

Its innovative Twin-Scroll turbocharger optimally pairs the exhaust gases flowing from two cylinders to ensure maximum flow onto the turbine, while its high-pressure direct petrol injection system improves combustion and overall engine efficiency.

The engine is coupled with an entirely new 6-speed manual gearbox.

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