ACWWG: Peugeot RCZ "Red Carbon" Limited Edition

Here's yet another one for the Another Car We Won't get files: the Peugeot RCZ Red Carbon limited edition (the bluish car below and the side shot after the jump are regular RCZ models). Since it seems that the RCZ is getting close to the end of its run (for this generation), a special edition model is definitely called for. The RCZ Red Carbon is a well-equipped sportster with red-stitched leather interior, infotainment, Vision Pack (Xenon, directional and self-levelling headlamps), 19-inch Solstice alloy wheels, navigation, and more in your choice of Moroccan Red or Nera Black colors with a black roof and trim. Two gas engines and one diesel engine are offered mated to a six-speed manual transmission. If this looks like something you might like (and can get), head to your dealer now to pick up one of the 300 copies that will be built. for more info, check out the brief releases (one for diesel award), pics, and 2010 intro video after the jump. Enjoy?

Source: Peugeot via News-Press - Press Releases, pics, and video after the "read more" jump.

Press Release:

  • Bespoke, high-specification ‘Red Carbon’ RCZ is now available to order
  • Exclusively available in a choice of Moroccan Red or Nera Black
  • Key features include red-stitched interior, bespoke badging, high specification and power unit choice
A new PEUGEOT RCZ ‘Red Carbon’ LE model is announced, combining high specification, bespoke trim and ‘Red Carbon’ badging, distinguished by a red-stitched interior.

The ‘Red Carbon’ models are a Limited Edition of 300 models, derived from the Sport model and distinguished with unique badging. Each model features as standard the ‘Vision Pack’ – with Xenon, directional and self-levelling headlamps, 19'' 'Solstice' alloy wheels – with their onyx black matt paintwork finish, metallic paintwork in Moroccan Red or Nera Black, complemented by the ‘Black Pack’ which includes matt black roof arches, brilliant black front grill, door mirror covers and brake callipers.

On the inside, unique ‘Red Carbon’ black style sports front seats trimmed in ‘Simple Leather’ feature red stitching, as do the ‘Red Carbon’ style dashboard, sports steering wheel and short shift gear lever.

For in-car entertainment, Red Carbon models are equipped with the PEUGEOT Connect Navigation (RT6), Audio, CD and satellite navigation system and PEUGEOT Connect USB Box with Bluetooth connectivity.

The following Red Carbon models are available:
Power unit and output UK price CO2 Combined Cycle economy 0-62mph
1.6-litre THP 156 petrol engine £26,000 149 44.1mpg 8.3 seconds
1.6-litre THP 200 petrol engine £28,400 155 42.1mpg 7.6 seconds
2.0-litre HDi 163 Diesel engine £27,850 135 54.3mpg 8.7 seconds

All models feature a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Press release:

  • Award-winning RCZ has established a strong niche, with highly distinctive character
  • RCZ Sports Coupé brings many virtues to provide driving pleasure with efficiency
  • 2.0-litre HDi 163 Diesel models account for over 40 per cent of UK RCZ sales
The PEUGEOT RCZ, uniquely distinguished by its double-bubble roofline has been awarded the DieselCar magazine Sports Car of the Year Award 2014 – a title it has won for the past five years.

Combining a drop-dead, gorgeous style and an efficient and punchy 2.0-litre turbocharged Diesel engine, the RCZ Sports Coupé has the capability to deliver on so many fronts. Re-styled in 2013, the RCZ has a stylish yet practical disposition, able to fold its rear seats to reveal a cavernous boot space, while its sports seats hug the occupants.

Available in Sport trim from £23,950 or GT specification from £26,350, it represents impressive value with CO2 at just 135g/km and economy on the Combined Drive Cycle of 54.3mpg, yet it can also accelerate to 62mph in 8.7 seconds on to a potential top speed of 137mph. Just a few of the many reasons it is a regular award-winning combination.

Ian Robertson, Editor of DieselCar, said: "The PEUGEOT RCZ offers a rewarding driving experience, agile handling and a well sorted ride, and frugal diesel power. It really is the icing on the cake for the sexily styled sports coupé."