A new range-topping version of the Peugeot RCZ R has been introduced at Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. The French sports car is titled Peugeot RCZ R Bimota Special Edition, and as it becomes obvious from the name, it is the result of the collaborative work between the automaker and the well-known bike maker Bimota.
From a mechanical standpoint, the new RCZ R Bimota has been equipped with an upgraded variant of the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. Its initial 266 HP has been developed to 300 HP thanks to the installation of a custom exhaust system along with a refined bypass valve for the turbocharger.
But there are other changes beyond those of the engine as well. For instance, the car also arrives with revised brakes which now have four-piston calipers and 380 mm discs. In order to promise more than just fine handling, 2015 Peugeot RCZ R Bimota Special Edition benefits from a new suspension that has been dropped by 10 mm.
Visually, the Bimota Edition can be immediately distinguished due to its special paintwork that incorporates black, red and white colors borrowed from Bimota's race bikes. HID headlights and black multi-spoke alloy wheels with contrasting red elements adorn the car on the outside too.
Alterations continue inside for the cabin now is spruced up with more leather and Alcantara upholstery on the steering wheel and the dashboard. There are red bezels around the gauges and the air vents as well as an installed TomTom Bridge infotainment system. The latter is controlled by a seven-inch screen. Last but not least, there are two GoPro cameras mounted in the headliner.