Peugeot RC

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Peugeot RC
Peugeot RC Cup variant
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door coupe
LayoutMid-engined, rear-wheel drive
Engine2.0L straight-4, 2.2L diesel
Transmission6-speed sequential manual
Wheelbase2800 mm (110.2 in)
Curb weight900 kg (1984 lb)

The Peugeot RC is a concept car built by French automaker Peugeot and introduced at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show.


The RC was a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car with the same essential design, but came in two versions. 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 0-60 mph (0–96 km/h) time of 6.0 seconds.


The bodywork, designed by Peugeot Style Centre, was praised as graceful and imaginative, and has influenced subsequent Peugeot cars. The diesel Diamond was quoted as capable of a fuel economy of 57 mpg (4.1 L/100 km), a very impressive figure for any car with sporting ambitions. The television show BBC Top Gear, not known for its love of diesels, reviewed the Peugeot RC Diamond in 2002 and presenter Richard Hammond remarked that it was "possibly the first proper diesel sports car."

Hybrid electric[edit]

Peugeot RC HYmotion4 at the 2008 Paris Motor Show

Peugeot has presented in the Paris Motor Show a new concept hybrid electric sports sedan. Similar to the drivetrain model used in the upcoming Chevy Volt, the 2009 Peugeot RC concept promises the ability to run solely off electric power for extended periods, with a hybrid electric powertrain filling in the gaps when extra range is needed [1]

The Peugeot RC HYmotion4 includes a 70 kW electric motor at the front wheels .[2]


  1. ^ "2009 Peugeot RC Hybrid Electric Concept Price, Specs & More". Archived from the original on 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2010-11-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Abuelsamid, Sam (2008-10-03). "Paris 2008: Peugeot RC HYmotion4 — Autoblog Green". Retrieved 2010-11-27.

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