2012 Paris: Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept


The Peugeot Onyx supercar concept debuted at the Paris Motor Show this week, and it took the stage with nothing to hide – the natural beauty is about as real as it gets.  If the supercar wasn’t enough eye candy, Peugeot also showed an Onyx-inspired trike and bike.

Peugeot Onyx Supercar front three quarter 300x187 imageMade with materials processed as little as possible, the Onyx supercar’s doors are made from a pure copper sheet, while the rest of the matte black body is made from carbon fiber. As the Onyx ages, the polished metal mirror will develop a patina. If the supercar’s daring silhouette looks familiar, that’s because it has the RCZ’s “double-bubble roof.” Meanwhile, the Onyx’s interior is inspired by an egg box, with the dashboard using wood produced from used newspapers. A one-piece pod made from felt makes up the passenger compartment.

The rear-drive concept is powered by a diesel hybrid with a 3.7-liter V-8. The engine apparently makes about 600 hp, and Peugeot says that the hybrid system temporarily boosts total horsepower to about 680 by recovering the energy usually lost during braking. If you like the Onyx but are more interested in something smaller, the automaker also produced a Supertrike and Superbike inspired by the supercar. The two both have the same copper and matte black theme, with the bike made from a black lacquered aluminum frame.


Source: WOT

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