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    Default Looks like mine is an RCZ GT

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    Australian RCZ’s... Aussie, Aussie, Aussie . . . oi, oi, oi.

    Peugeot exported only three versions of the RCZ to Australia. (not counting the RCZ-R, thirty-five only, of which were all sold quickly.)

    RCZ GT 150THP Auto
    RCZ GT Diesel Auto - which didn't sell. Aussies have always been petrol heads. Diesel sales have dramatically declined.
    RCZ GT 200THP Manual - which had revised suspension, short shifter and bigger front brakes - 340 mm.

    They all sold for the same price, $55,000 and went to $59,000 when the Mk 2 arrived in 2013.

    They were all optioned to the hilt.
    JBL Hi-Fi, latest sat-nav, black callipers, auto-levelling directional bi-xenon's, 19" wheels with 235/40/R19 Continentals, parking sensors, hill start assist, tilting down side mirrors when reversing, et. al. electric & heated seats, leather everywhere, even the dash, doors. etc.

    The only option was paint colour.
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    The series 1 diesel only one I ever saw was a pretty good drive. You could option a carbon roof as well.


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    I don't know about Aussies being petrolheads. Around my place half or more cars are diesels. Unfortunately mostly German brands for the sedans. The SUVs around here are nearly all diesels. Every local servo has one or more small nozzle diesel pumps,

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    Specifically, for a top notch French Sports Car, the reviewers always questioned the diesel version arrival. But hey in 2010 diesel was about. Peugeot stopped importing RCZ oil burners in 2013. Limited numbers. Low sales. I would never think of it!

    The future in Oz is electric.
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    Yeah we couldn’t move our diesel one sat forever


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    The RCZ 200THP was a nice drive, not really quick, but it cornered really well. And the 200THP engine sounded a lot nicer in that car than it did in the 208 GTi for some reason.

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    It had a pipe that brought the induction noise into the cabin. Sounded great, even better with an aftermarket exhaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverGTi_6 View Post
    It had a pipe that brought the induction noise into the cabin. Sounded great, even better with an aftermarket exhaust.
    Still better than when they put it in the speakers.
    From memory the ss commodore used the same sort of diaphragm


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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO View Post
    The RCZ 200THP was a nice drive, not really quick, but it cornered really well. And the 200THP engine sounded a lot nicer in that car than it did in the 208 GTi for some reason.
    It IS a nice drive. Exceptional handling and braking. Power is sufficient for me because it goes . . .

    And the exhaust 'membrane' is a sporty treat. And it still turns heads - constantly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRePnW3qJmE
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    It is on the intake had heaps of customers want it blocked


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    The RCZ-R did not sell quickly. The canberra dealership had there one for about 2 years before it sold.

    Pretty sure there was option packs when the Mk1 was sold.

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    The Canberra dealership does always have cars sitting there for years though, they've had a 308 GTi on sale for AGES.

    Optional on the MK1 was the JBL audio upgrade. Not sure what else.
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    There are some dealerships that hold (as in Oz stock) sports Pug's, for the wow factor.

    And, the RCZ was their trophy sports car at the time. And turned heads as people came into the showroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverGTi_6 View Post
    The Canberra dealership does always have cars sitting there for years though, they've had a 308 GTi on sale for AGES.

    Optional on the MK1 was the JBL audio upgrade. Not sure what else.
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    That's true. Thought that was only on the R, but I could be wrong.
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    It is the RCZ GT Mk1 'limited edition'. Only 200 were made.
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    Apart from the three engine/transmission choices, there were these options in 2010 when it was released here:


    New RCZ features two wheel and tyre sizes:

    • 18” “Original” as standard; these feature Continental 235/45/R18W tyres on 8.0” rims
    • 19” “Sortilege” (available as a single option) featuring Continental 235/40/R19W tyres on 8.5” rims.



    RCZ Options Price
    Metallic Paint $800.00
    Premium Metallic Paint (Pearlescent White) $1,300.00
    19” Sortilege Alloy Wheels $600.00
    Integral Leather $1,500.00
    Monaco Pack $2,700.00
    Sportif Personalisation Pack 1 $4,000.00
    Sportif Personalisation Pack 2 $4,000.00
    Elan Personalisation Pack $3,000.00



    Also available as optional equipment (as part of the “Monaco” pack) is a JBL premium high fidelity sound system comprising:

    • 2 medium Hi-Fi tweeters incorporated in the fascia panel;
    • 2 Hi-Fi woofers (diameter 165 mm) located in the front door panels;
    • 2 co-axial elliptical 6 x 9 Hi-Fi speakers in the rear panels;
    • A JBL 8 track 204 Watt digital Hi-Fi amplifier (located in the boot in the right hand wheel arch) independently controlling all speakers.

    To enhance the vehicles fitted with the JBL HiFi system, the front speaker grilles have a JBL logo in satin chrome.

    Sportif Pack One:

    • 19” “Sortilege” Matt Black Onyx wheels;
    • Black painted brake calipers;
    • Carbon roof in gloss finish;
    • Black painted mirror shells (Perla Nera);
    • Black painted front grille (gloss);
    • Aluminium roof arches in black chrome finish.
    • For body colors Opal White, Pearl White and Mercury Grey.



    Sportif Pack Two:

    • 19” “Sortilege” Midnight Silver wheels;
    • Black painted brake calipers;
    • Carbon roof in gloss finish;
    • Black painted mirror shells (Perla Nera);
    • Black painted front grille (gloss);
    • Aluminium roof arches in black chrome finish.
    • For all other body colors.



    Elan Pack:

    • 19” “Solstice” Black Onyx wheels;
    • Carbon roof in satin finish;
    • Black painted mirror shells (Perla Nera);
    • Black painted front grille (gloss).
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    With the release of the RCZ Mk 2, (2013) all that changed, as most, not all, of the above mentioned kit was included on the Oz exported Mk 2.

    It made it easier for Pug Oz not to have to wait on overseas deliverys for particular upgrade options. And as so few were sold it made it simple for Pug Oz, unlike in Europe where most sales occurred.
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    Quote: It is on the intake had heaps of customers want it blocked

    Then why in the hell did they buy a French Sports car?

    Took the RCZ for a spin today, and the membrane sound is not intrusive. More of a pleasant bass grumble. And only on hard acceleration.

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    Idk why does anyone change anything on a car.


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    I have a DS3 with the THP engine that eats corners and winding roads. The lack of air intake silencing gets a black mark from me. I don't really want to hear turbo blow off either. I'd certainly remove the noise maker if I had an RCZ.

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    The DS3 is a hot hatch.

    The 'membrane' is not a noise maker. Have you driven a RCZ THP200 Peugeot sports car?

    Give yourself the greatest gift. Sell your partner even for it!

    Then you'll know.

    Get one for yourself. No. 1 of the 35 ever sold in Oz. As rare as . . . Do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 207cc Sport View Post
    Quote: It is on the intake had heaps of customers want it blocked

    Then why in the hell did they buy a French Sports car?

    Took the RCZ for a spin today, and the membrane sound is not intrusive. More of a pleasant bass grumble. And only on hard acceleration.

    Frankly I think the THP engine sounds somewhat bland without it.
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