Peugeot RCZ 1.6 THP 156 review
Entry-level version of Peugeot's Audi TT rival, the RCZ. What's the THP 156 like to drive?
In the same way that it almost doesn’t matter whether or not Cameron Diaz is capable of winning an Oscar, it sort of doesn’t matter whether the double-bubbled RCZ drives with aplomb. The looks are so stunning that so long as the rest of the package isn’t terrible, most people will be happy.
The turbocharged 1.6-litre motor (developed by BMW and Peugeot) is punchy but slightly hobbled by very long gearing. Being able to do over 100mph in third seems slightly ridiculous when it will only reach 62mph after 8 seconds.
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|Engine||In-line 4-cyl, 1598cc, turbo|
|Max power||156bhp @ 5800rpm|
|Max torque||180lb ft @ 1400-4500rpm|
|Top speed||133mph (claimed)|Visit/maserati/granturismo/201792/maserati-granturismo-zeda-run-out-model-revealed
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