2012 Paris: Peugeot unveils RCZ R Concept, a hot version of their sexy coupe that we don’t get

The 2012 Paris Motor Show is obviously in full swing. And to add to the already substantial list of debuts that already occurred is the latest Peugeot concept based off of the brand’s sexy RCZ sports coupe.

Called the Peugeot RCZ R Concept, the French car maker says it’s a new hot performance version of the RCZ, which “will be introduced to the range at the end of 2013.”

Donning a new 1.6L THP turbocharged four-banger, the new RCZ R will produce around 260hp, making it the most powerful production model in Peugeot’s history. As a supporting superlative, Peugeot claims that this RCZ R will have one of the highest horsepower-to-displacement ratio in the world for a production vehicle, at 160bhp per liter.

But the upgrades go further than just the powertrain. The new RCZ R is said to be getting a beefier suspension, larger and sexier wheels, and a new Torsen limited-slip differential.

Oh Peugeot, WHY MUST THY MAKE US AMERICAN’s DROOL EVEN MORE? For the full press release, check it out below.

 And coming soon… the ‘RCZ R’

Striving to be at the top of this exclusive, dynamic and sporty range, the ‘RCZ R Concept’ is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. In a matt black and copper livery it echoes another Concept Car unveiled at the show: the ‘Onyx’ supercar.

The ‘RCZ R Concept’ previews a future version of enhanced sportiness, which will be introduced to the range at the end of 2013.

The Peugeot Sport and PSA Group Development teams are working together to adapt technology originating from the world of motor sport to make a production ready vehicle and once again turn a dream into reality.

Its new 1.6-litre THP 260bhp engine will make it the most powerful production model in Peugeot’s history. A specific power of more than 160bhp/litre, among the highest in the world for a production vehicle, and CO2 emissions of approximately 155g/km, position it in a range of new high efficiency.Coherent with this engine, special suspension and wheels combined with a Torsen® limited slip differential promise dynamic and effective sensations of a very high level.

A special exterior signature and interior treatment will perfect this version with a high level of performance assured to offer intense driving sensations.

– By: Chris Chin