Images of the Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept hit the net this morning and from what we can tell, the concept is a direct competitor to the new Audi TT, dare we say, it almost looks better than the TT!
Set to sit alongside the all-new Peugeot 308 3- and 5-door in Frankfurt, the 308 RC Z concept seems to have every bit of Peugeot in it, from the front the distinctive Peugeot look is present and from the rear, can anyone say 207 CC (which we will be driving in the next few weeks)?
Although it looks the part, the 308 RC Z can't match its looks with performance. Powered by a 1.6-liter turbo engine, the car manages 160kW of power and 300Nm of Torque (which is remarkable from a 1.6-litre mind you). It gets from 0-100 in 7 seconds flat (top speed of 235 km/h). Not exactly breathtaking. The Audi TT gets to a 100 in 6.6 seconds for the 2.0-litre turbo and 5.7 seconds for the 3.2-litre AWD.
The car uses aluminium, carbon fiber trim and a polycarbonate rear window to help keep the weight down. Altogether it has a tare mass of 1200kgs - the TT weighs 60kgs more for the 2.0-litre and 280kg more for the 3.2-litre AWD.
Expect a lot more exclusive shots of the Peugeot as well as all the other cars when we arrive in the fatherland come September.