Posted on: Sep 28, 2012 | 29,189 reads

Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept Wows in Paris

Peugeot won't surrender its home turf with this advanced copper-clad hybrid supercar concept.
Returning to the French capital only once every two years, the Paris Motor Show represents a rare opportunity for French automakers to show off what they've got. And Peugeot hasn't missed a beat, showcasing the striking Onyx supercar concept you see here. The hybrid supercar is powered by a 3.7-liter twin-turbo diesel V8 with 600 horsepower, an 80hp electric motor (whose lithium-ion battery is recharged by recuperated brake energy) and mated to a six-speed sequential transmission.
Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept Wows in Paris
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The powertrain is all well and fine, but what makes the Onyx so striking is its design. It's constructed from hand-shaped sheets of copper, carbon fiber and lightweight acrylic. The flat black paint also goes quite nicely with the shiny copper. The avant-garde look continues inside with a D-shaped steering wheel, even more carbon fiber, seats formed out of the shell itself and a sculpturesque center console. Although it likely won't make production, we're holding out hope that the monstrous diesel-hybrid powertrain previews a return to Le Mans for Peugeot. (Photos courtesy of Peugeot, Newspress and United Pictures)
Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept Wows in Paris
Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept Wows in Paris
Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept Wows in Paris



by Jay Traugott
Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept Wows in Paris
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