Not long after Peugeot confirmed that it’d be debuting the production-ready Peugeot RCZ R at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013, the very first image of a completely undisguised RCZ R prototype has been published online.
The following image, while blurry, does reveal that the Peugeot RCZ R has remained extremely true to the concept variant and features the same wheel design, larger bootlid spoiler and dual exhaust pipes. One notable changes found on the production model compared to the concept appears to be the absence of the dramatic double-bubble roof of the concept car.
Powering the Peugeot RCZ R will be a brand new 1.6-liter THP turbocharger engine producing an impressive 260hp, therefore making it the most powerful production model in Peugeot’s history. Its efficiency will be a benchmark with power/capacity among the highest in the world for production vehicles at over 160bhp/litre with CO2 emissions targeted at just 155g/km.
However, the Peugeot RCZ R won’t be all about straight line performance as it’s also expected to offer driving dynamics like no other Peugeot ever with a bespoke suspension set-up, a specific and distinctive wheel design, combined with a Torsen limited slip differential to harness the huge reserves of power and torque available being featured.
Upon confirming the Peugeot RCZ R for a Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 reveal, it was confirmed that two red RCZ R’s would make an appearance and there’s a good chance that the following car is one of those two.