Thursday, May 27, 2010

The new Peugeot RCZ has stunning win at 38th Nürburgring’s 24 hours



Peugeot’s "200 years" RCZ won the 38th Nürburgring 24 Hours in the under-2L Diesel category. To mark the launch of its exceptional Peugeot RCZ coupé as well as its bicentenary, Peugeot took part in this mythical event at the Nürburgring race course for the first time, by placing two cars in competition.

The Nürburgring attracts 220,000 spectators every year, with over 211 cars lining up on the starting grid. Peugeot decided it would be an ideal platform to present its latest sports car, the RCZ.

The RCZ No. 201, driven by Peugeot’s German team, took first place in the D1T category, sharing the podium with 3rd place winner RCZ No. 200, driven by the French team. The success of the RCZ is down to the car's remarkable reliability, the performance of the HDI FAP engine with 200 bhp and the efficiency of its running gear. These factors all contributed to the successful outcome of this race. Peugeot’s win was the result of the joint efforts of all the engineers, technicians and drivers, both French and German, who participated in this amazing human adventure, demonstrating fantastic commitment throughout.

The General Manager of Peugeot’s Middle East Regional Office, Mr. Jamal Sahl, commented: “We are extremely proud of the RCZ; winning a race such as the Nürburgring 24 Hours while being a first time competitor is a daunting challenge. We received very positive feedback from drivers who took part in a recent RCZ test drive, and we are confident the car will be enjoyed by both sports professionals and fans of exceptional sports cars.”

source: albawaba