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    I think that 700 RCZ's were sold in Oz. They were licensing late 2013 imports in early 2015.

    There is only one other RCZ like mine for sale on the internet. And only one RCZ-R. Check it out:

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-5156953/?Cr=0

    And for any other RCZ Pug owners are cars are becoming quite rare.

    An RCZ will turn any head, over a Merc, BMW, Audi, et. al.

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    Only 68,000 units manufactured at the Magna factory in Austria. Along side BMW's, Bentley's even.

    UK numbers:

    Very few RCZ GT THP200’s were sold overall. In the UK, they rated low in sales.


    https://www.carlogbook.co.uk/peugeot/rcz/

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    Quite a few have been scrapped and crashed.

    That said, you can get an RCZ for cheaper than 205 GTi. Which one is the better buy?
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    Better buy? Up to the individual. Taking on a 205 GTi is not my choice, as the safety features are now sub-standard and decades old.

    I have this as a great substitute:

    Owned it since brand new - 1992.





    This is not my cup of tea:

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-5529350/?Cr=4


    But this is?

    Ever driven an RCZ GT THP200? You'll know the difference.

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...5867865/?Cr=12

    https://www.carshowroom.com.au/revie...and-road-test/

    The stylish French coupe remains one of the very best new car designs of the current era.


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    You'll enjoy this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McVxxxfN5-s

    They should have thrown in a 1988 205 GTi - prolly would have won?

    This is the RCZ THP200 MkI - 2010 -2013.
    The THP200 engine actually puts out a bit more bhp when stock. All UK dyno runs have indicated from 210 - 225 bhp. It's all in the big turbo/intercooler, huge exhaust header pipe and more so the high-tech cylinder head, (variable cam and high lift tech), all of which you don't find on the THP150. My THP200 has black callipers, short shift gear stick, and is as solid as a rock.

    It is a very French sports car. Not a hot hatch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGd57FxxGjs

    Peugeot currently manufactures the most powerful 1.6 lit petrol engine on the planet. They persevered with the Prince engine and still flog it today.
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    Represent.

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    Beautiful. The only current 'double-bubble' roof in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 207cc Sport View Post
    The only 'double-bubble' roof in the world.
    Huh? Isn't the 'double bubble' roof a Zagato trade mark used on most of their cars? Or do you mean 'the only manufacturer currently copying this Zagato trade mark'?

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    Zagato correct, as seen on the magnificent Zegato inspired La Mans 24 hour 2009 racer than this:

    The idea for the RCZ. Yes. Zegato and PSA have a strong relationship.

    As seen here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuivYj1J6eo

    Now come on dudes, get with RCZ talk. To many 404's 405,s 205's 105's, zero 05's, this is new speak.

    RCZ stands for 'Racing Concept Zagato'.
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    Now come on dudette rcz is a dead model history like everything else


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    What's to talk about? It's just a 308 wearing a fancy frock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    What's to talk about? It's just a 308 wearing a fancy frock.
    An older slower 308


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    True, I'd love to see Peugeot revisit the RCZ based on the current 308 design....
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    Me too. Or better still, the 508C built....
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    Or the e-Legend…. potentially without the 'e-'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 207cc Sport View Post
    RCZ stands for 'Racing Concept Zagato'.
    Well there you go - I never knew that. But not actually designed by Zagato.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
    Well there you go - I never knew that. But not actually designed by Zagato.
    Zagato is more a design house these days, like it's other Italian breeds - Pininfarina and Guigiaro.

    PSA used the 308 as a base, (to keep costs down) and worked it from there. Manufactured solely at the Steyr/Magna factory in Austria. Lower and wider stance, improved firmness with under chases braces, 330 mm brakes, caster/camber enhancements, great engine (Pug 308 GTi) and looks to kill for. Nineteen inch wheels shod with 235/40/R19 rubber.

    What's with you dyed in the wool 404 and 504 stalwarts. It's a Pug for goodness sake. A French sports car that took on the hairdresser Audi TT.

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    I'd like to take Rachel for a weekend away in the RCZ.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRePnW3qJmE

    Also placed 1st and 2nd in its class at the Bathurst 12 hour enduro.

    https://www.motoring.com.au/peugeot-...athurst-34247/
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    Actually used a platform as a base so same as Berlingo Picasso and 308 you dribble on about the old guys here with there 04s etc because they are stuck in the past but the rcz is now the past the 12 hour as well, the rcz is ok only really good in r form bit under powered with the 200, I’ve driven every hot pug since the mi16 from new to big mileage worked on all of them as well I will give the rcz one nod on most of them it’s the best to work on.


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    Oh my goodness, I will now dedicate my life in a monestry, erasing the brashness of Australian members on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 207cc Sport View Post
    OK. Shocks now fitted to the French Tart.

    Now, where do I start? Dropped off the Tart for it’s Munroe shock fix and returned when advised. To my concern the Shock Shop had closed for the day and no one was to be seen. The keys to the Tart were lying on the front floor and a note pinned to the steering wheel said, ‘No charge. Free service’.

    I looked under the car and the Munroe’s were there, so I thought, ‘What luck.’

    However, as I drove the Tart home, the handling had degraded to that of a drunken hobo on ice skates. It was dangerous.

    Next day I sped back to the Shock Shop, only to find it closed down with a FOR SALE sign up. No one was there!

    I went home feeling miserable, and only became more miserable when I saw on the TV news that night that a set of four Peugeot shocks went at an auction for $750,000. I looked at the shocks on TV and to my astonishment realised they were mine!

    They were purchased by an eccentric Pug owner who mostly had last century models and even a 19thcentury Pug with wooden spoke wheels. He stated that he had purchased the Pug shocks as an investment, saying that in two years they will be worth $1,000,000.

    If only I had listened. If I had known, I would have ripped the Pug shocks out, auctioned them myself, and trashed the rest of the car.

    Authors note: the above is a story of pure fiction.

    REALITY:

    Yes, Munroe shocks were fitted professionally. The shop tested the old shocks and found that three were 40% worn while the forth was 55% worn.

    I didn’t expect a 40% improvement in handling etc, however there was a noticeable difference in feel, braking, cornering and NVH reduction. I would say a 15% - 20% improvement, which is par for the course.

    So all ends well and I am very happy with the results. RECOMMENDED.

    Over and out, I won’t be back.

    Oh, by the way, I have the old worn shocks. I’m selling them for $500,000. Interested?
    Sounds like you are the brash one chief I dare say you’ll be asking for help/advice before anyone is asking you but more power to you


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    The RCZ was styled by Boris Reinmöller at Peugeot. Perhaps it should have been called the RCR then? Or RCBR?
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    The RCZ is actually a bloody fast car for its day, and much more fun to drive that expected.

    I remember the motor / wheels test many years ago when it was released. Subaru WRX was 0-100 in 5.7 or something, RCZ was about 7.5, but the RCZ was 3 or so seconds quicker around Wakefield. They just raved about its cornering / braking abilities. I agree, it's grip was very impressive (I did also have wider wheels on mine).

    It won Top Gear coupe of the year when released, which is big given they generally spend half of each episode paying out on Peugeot in general!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    Sounds like you are the brash one chief I dare say you’ll be asking for help/advice before anyone is asking you but more power to you


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    Brash? Brazen more so, from you. I have never seen someone cut and paste from another non-related thread before, not to prove a point. Shows a nasty vindictive streak you have, my friend.

    The RCZ UK forum members are loving that thread, seeing you highlighted it, and especially my fictional story. They are amazed at the negative vitroel posted from so-called Peugeot fans. Some are saying the enemy is within. Are you one of them? Went up 175 views in 24 hours, mainly from overseas RCZ forum members. They are

    Now if you don't like RCZ's, then please go away.

    ps: Re giving advice? Check out this thread I created - 'Dreaded carbon build-up . . .' Now, clocked up about 18,000 views. I must have helped at least one punter out.
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