The Peugeot 308 RC-Z was first shown to the public almost three years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show in concept form and only now have we caught our first glimpse of its production sibling.
Staying relatively true to the original concept, the 308 RC-Z may have aged before its time with many comparing its shape to the previous-generation Audi TT.
Whilst slightly disguised, it is obvious the prototype in these images has retained the concepts twin-dome roof which provides down force without the need for an ungainly spoiler.
The 308 RC-Z will be up against some serious competition although will most likely differentiate itself as a more practical and fuel efficient alternative rather than an all-out sports car.
It is likely to share its engine line-up with the higher-level 308 models which includes a raft of petrol and diesel models while flagship version boasting over 180kW is also rumoured to be in development.
With Peugeot proving to be quite competitive at Le Mans with its diesel entries, finishing one-two outright over the weekend, it is likely the brand will use this success to push a performance diesel flagship.