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Post Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:16 pm
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Hi, does anybody know what was the quickest time set at the Ring by a RCZ R, and was it a sub 8 min? Just watched a couple of clips on YouTube and they look quick, but on a couple they get held up in traffic, the other they lifted off at the end and also had a passenger on board?
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Post Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:00 pm
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Wow, I can't believe how difficult it is to find a recorded time for the RCZ, let alone the R round Nurburgring.

The only actual time I have found is 8.04 by an R owner.

Apparently Peugeot have said they won't "play the game" when it comes to setting official times round this track, as they said it is too easy for a manufacturer to artificially boost a specific car for a specific run, and it's easy to strip a car down which could easily shave several seconds off a single lap time.

I suppose they have a point, but I would still love to see an "official" lap time for a Z especially an R round this track.

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Post Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:45 pm
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I would like to see what the R could do on a clear run with a professional driver, I think it could give the Renault, Seat or maybe the new Honda a run for its money, I'm surprised that Peugeot have that view with the Ring, they went the full hog when they went for the Pikes Peak record!!

Post Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:45 pm
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different horses for different courses....... still would like to see a hot lap set though.... i think in the hands of bradley philpot the R could really set a fast time.
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Post Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:51 pm
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It would certainly set a very good time, up there with the Renault and others. I'd like to drive the Ring but not in my own :)
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Post Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:04 pm
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Daniel1995mini wrote:
I would like to see what the R could do on a clear run with a professional driver, I think it could give the Renault, Seat or maybe the new Honda a run for its money, I'm surprised that Peugeot have that view with the Ring, they went the full hog when they went for the Pikes Peak record!!


sorry, no way the R can be faster around the Ring than a Megane Trophy 275 or even the new Honda Civic.
The R's chassis is too weak to transfer all the load properly to steering and suspension on a track like the Ring. You only need to take a test drive in those cars to actually feel the difference.
A time of 8.04 for the R sounds realistic and already very fast.
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