2002 Peugeot RC Concept


2002 Peugeot RC Concept

2002 Peugeot RC Concept

The RC concepts are the first step towards a Peugeot two-seater supercar. The RC Spade and RC Diamond are the first production worthy concepts peugeot have released in the last couple years. The two cars are virtually identical, except for the engines, one of which is diesel.

Empahsis during design was on lightweight construction. This is evident from the cabon fibre monocoque and ceramic disk brakes. The lightweight construction is neccessary with the modest 170 HP fed from the 2 liter engine.

The powertrain is rather unusual. The small inline-4 engine sits transversly directly overtop the rear axle. While this eliminates the need for a driveshaft, weight distribution is the first item which Peugeot have not addressed.

The RC concepts are a welcome change from the usual, unusual concepts Peugeot have been pushing. A step towards production worthy concepts may see the Peugeot line become more dynamic to suit the needs of the sports-car market.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineInline-4
positionRearTransverse
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement1997 cc / 121.9 in³
power133 kw / 178.4 bhp
specific output89.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
body / frameCarbon Fibre & Honeycomb Monocoque
front tiresMichelin Pilot 245/45R18
rear tiresMichelin Pilot 245/45R18
front brakesCeramic Discs
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesCeramic Discs
r brake sizemm / in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionDouble Wishbones
curb weight900 kg / 1984 lbs
wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in
front track1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track1500 mm / 59.1 in
length4300 mm / 169.3 in
width1800 mm / 70.9 in
height1150 mm / 45.3 in
transmission6-Speed Manual w/Electro-Hydrualic Actuation
gear ratios:1
top speed~230 kph / 142.9 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.9 seconds