The RC concept was designed at the Peugeot Style Centre.
Intended as a true enthusiasts car, the real innovation
lay in the fact that the car was designed as an "affordable"
sports car. The Peugeot RC was the concept car that paved
the way for the 2008
Peugeot RC HYmotion4 concept.
Peugeot used the 2002 RC concept to compare performance
and economy differences between comparable petrol and
As an affordable sports car the RC had to deliver not
only in terms of price, but there was the engine, the
size and running costs, as well as driver comforts to
A wide panoramic windscreen and the cab forward seating
helps the driver see all around the car and compensates
for the effect caused by the length of the car.
In the Petrol vs. Diesel experiment, Peugeot aimed to
prove that an HDi engine could match the performance levels
achieved from a petrol engine. And to demonstrate that
it was not unreasonable to put an HDi engine in a sports
The 2 resulting Peugeot RC's, one diesel and one petrol,
have very different driving characteristics, both of which
have advantages and disadvantages.
The RC petrol is a lighter car more compliant during acceleration
and up shifts, it is more fun to drive, like a sports
The RC Diesel is more comfortable and easier to drive.
It is also a quieter car on the road because the vibrations
are limited by the balancing shaft.
Similar and related vehicles:
Peugeot RC HYmotion4
Peugeot 407 Silhouette
Peugeot 607 Feline
Peugeot 607 Paladine
Peugeot 207 RCup
Peugeot 908 RC
Peugeot 308 RC Z Coupe