Peugeot 207 RC / GTi
The Peugeot 207 was a supermini car (B-segment) launched in 2006. The fastest version was the 207 RC (or 207 GTi in the UK) which was launched in 2007.
The car was fitted with a twin scroll turbocharged 1.6 litre THP (Turbo High Pressure) engine producing a maximum power of 128 kW (175 bhp) and a torque of 240 Nm combined with a 5 speed manual gearbox.. The torque output of the engine remains unchanged from 1600 rpm, all the way up to 4500 rpm but can be increased to 260 Nm temporarily, thanks to the “over-boost” function (in the top three gears). The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,1 seconds and could reach a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).
Direct, high-pressure petrol injection, allowed a high power output and also low fuel consumption and low emissions. A Twin-Scroll turbocharger made of steel, combines the exhaust gases flowing from two individual cylinders in the exhaust manifold before they enter the turbocharger compressor. Continuously variable timing of the inlet camshaft (Variable Valve Timing – VVT) and the use of roller cam followers, helped to reduce internal friction and increase power and torque while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Strengthened McPherson type front struts and front ball joints, a stiffer rear torsion beam, changes to the stiffness of the front and rear springs and damper settings, electric power steering calibrated according to the new performance levels, and larger ventilated front disc brakes (302 x 26 mm), distinguished the 207 RC from the rest of the range.
Visually the car featured 17 inch wheels, rear spoiler and a trapezoid twin exhaust, chrome mirror housing, tinted headlights, tinded rear windows and bumper extensions. Inside, there were bucket style seats trimmed in dark “alcantara” with a matching 3D mesh and light-coloured stitching, a sporty instrument panel, perforated leather steering wheel and Aluminium pedals with non-slip pads finish.
Peugeot 207 RC / GTi
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302 mm Ventilated Discs
249 mm Discs