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Peugeot RCZ Asphalt revealed

Fri, 22 Oct 2010

The Limited Edition - just 500 being made - Peugeot RCZ Asphalt

Peugeot are doing very well with the Audi TT bashing RCZ. In fact, so our sources tell us, Peugeot dealers can’t get hold of enough RCZs to satisfy demand. And we’re not surprised. Despite its relatively bargain-basement price (well, bargain basement compared to the TT) we were pleasantly surprised when we reviewed the Peugeot RCZ that it’s performance almost lives up to its looks, even with the entry-level 156 MINI lump. Almost.

But now the RCZ has been with us for a little while Peugeot obviously feel the initial wave of interest has subsided a little. And what better way to revive interest than to release the first RCZ Limited Edition model?

Actually, despite the RCZ having been on the roads only a matter of months, this new Limited Edition – the Peugeot RCZ Asphalt – isn’t the first limited edition RCZ. Peugeot did a special RCZ in white as a 200 run introduction back at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. But a pre-launch limited edition doesn’t really count. Does it?

The RCZ Asphalt is about as opposite of the original limited edition white car as it could be, coming as it does with a matt black finish. Also on offer are 19″ black and silver alloys, black leather interior and the required ‘Asphalt’ logos.

Power comes from the range-topping (for now) 1.6 litre 200 THP lump which produces 197bhp and will get to 62mph in 7.5 seconds.

Just 500 Peugeot RCZ Asphalts are being built, and we have no word yet from Peugeot on how many are coming to the UK or how much they’ll be.

Best guess is around £27.5k.

By Cars UK