Peugeot is running a couple of examples of the RCZ sports coupe at the 2010 Nürburgring 24 hours. Both cars feature a 2.0-litre HDi engine with 147kW (197bhp/ 200PS).

Peugeot is to participate in the Nürburgring 24 hours race for the first time between 15 and 16 May. About 220 000 spectators attend the proceedings each year. Two examples of the new RCZ sports coupe, one run by a French team and the other by a German crew, will form the company's entry list. Each car gets four drivers.

Not only is this occasion to celebrate 200 years of the Peugeot brand but it also marks the introduction of the RCZ. Entered in the D1T category of diesel cars with engine capacity between 1,700 and 2,000cc, the cars sport a 2.0-litre HDi turbo diesel motor developing 147kW (197bhp/ 200PS). The engines are essentially stock, bar some parts from Customer Peugeot Sport.

International media attending the world launch will be shown a static model of the race car in Paris starting from April 12.


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