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The 1.9 8v engine is laughable bhp-wise by the standards of contemporary hatches, but in simply 800kg of beautifully set up chassis, it’s a driving instrument that has few rivals. The eight valve design may hamper outright power, but it surely has far superior torque, which means the Pug feels quick enough. And the handling. Oh, the dealing with! Steering that oozes feel, an absolute refusal to understeer, and an agile, mobile tail which responds to throttle and steering inputs like no different sizzling hatch earlier than or since. In a 205, the tail can all the time be known as upon to tighten the line or induce a bit of oversteer only for the hell of it, and the entire car has a lithe, agile feel that no 1100kg + hot hatch can touch.
Peugeots have always had a special place within the coronary heart of Australians, older ones not less than, those that can recall the French makes efforts in early round Australia trials. Back then it took a special automotive to beat the rough and rugged conditions a rally by the outback offered, and people early Peugeots had been among the greatest in the bush.
Peugeot’s two hundredth Anniversary RCZ coupe has carbon-fibre options throughout its bodywork. RCZ comes in three flavours for Oz, all priced under the luxury automobile tax threshold. Based on the 308 platform, the RCZ brings supercar styling to the masses – but does it look subtle at the price of the remainder of the package?
The RC was a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car with the same essential design, but came in two flavors. The Spade was painted black and featured a 2.0L naturally-aspirated straight-4 petrol engine. Power was quoted at 181 bhp (133.2 kW). The red Diamond was powered by a 2.2L diesel engine that was capable of the same performance but with different driving and ride characteristics. Both variants were equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox, featured a 900-kg carbon-fiber body, ceramic disc brakes, and a 0-60mph (0-96kph) time of 6.0 seconds.