We are excited for this one! The awesome looking concept car from Peugeot, the Onyx is set to be shown to us at the Goodwill Festival of Speed.
The Onyx definitely has the wow factor, and who would have thought Peugeot would have a super car up their sleeve! There is no date on putting this car into production or if they ever will, and it would be unlikely the U.S would ever get to see a peugeot anyway, but how cool would it be to see to see this car on the roads in Europe!?
Check out the photos below and a nice report by ‘cararticles.co.uk’…
Set to wow everyone with a live demonstration at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, this is the Peugeot Onyx concept car. It is a rather special thing to behold as those panels are actually pure copper sheet fashioned by a master craftsman using bare hands! Even stranger is the fact that the metalwork is bare, so over time it will transform through oxidation into a green colour.
The powertrain is also rather special. Within the carbon fibre shell sits a mid-mounted 3.7-litre V8 HDi FAP diesel-electric hybrid power unit developed with the expertise of Peugeot Sport and the experience acquired from racetracks the world over. NACA ducts in the double-bubble roofline supply the intake for the diesel V8 to transmit 600bhp to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox.
Intelligent HYbrid4 technology recovers kinetic energy stored in lithium-ion batteries, to be redeployed to enhance acceleration, boosting the power by 80bhp, to give this ‘Concept Car’ less than 2kg per horsepower, which means Onyx achieves high performance without altering the purity and elegance of its exterior style.
Perhaps the question here is why a production version hasn’t already been confirmed. It looks incredible, will no doubt have great performance even with a diesel it should even return some economy too. I’m sure those copper wings could be swapped out for carbon fibre and there you go, Peugeot would have a supercar in their production line up!