Here's another French flier which is coming soon – Peugeot’s 308 RC Z is getting closer to showrooms, too!
And Auto Express has learned more about the new model, which could do for the Lion-badged brand what the TT did for Audi.
Making its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – two years after the original concept wowed visitors – the 308 RC Z will get the same canopy-style glass area and dramatic roofline.
Insiders say engineers have managed to overcome problems integrating heating elements into such a large expanse of rear glass, allowing all parts of the design to remain unchanged – including the trademark central ‘bubble’. They’ve also managed to fit an internal rear view mirror, too.
As well as looking good, the RC Z will pack a mighty punch, with a range-topping version that boasts the same 218bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the original concept.
The MINI Cooper JCW-derived engine should rocket the coupé from 0-60mph in seven seconds and on to 150mph. The new model will also be available with a 2.0-litre diesel engine.
To keep demand high, bosses at the firm have decided to deliberately bring only a very small number of models to the UK, so get your order in quick – sales start in early 2010. A price tag of around £20,000 is expected.