Peugeot has showed off its much talked about Onyx Supercar Concept at the Paris Auto Show. The advanced hybrid supercar concept comes with a special exterior that is fashioned out of lightweight acrylic, carbon fiber and hand-shaped sheets of copper. The concept is made with the minimum possible materials and comes with a polished metal mirror that develops a patina through the aging process. The vehicle’s body is composed of matte black carbon fiber paneling and pure copper sheet door that lend it a striking and unusual appearance.
The Onyx has also been given a “double-bubble roof” that spiritually links it to the RCZ sports coupe. On the inside, the concept comes with an egg-box inspired one-piece pod fashioned out of NewspaperWood and felt. The hybrid supercar is powered by a twin-turbo 3.7-liter diesel V8 engine that comes mated to an 80hp electric motor. The fuel-run engine alone contributes around 600 ponies to the powertrain with the electric motor adding another 80 hp to the total output.
By recovering and storing the energy usually lost during braking into the lithium-ion battery feeling the electric motor, the Onyx concept saves up on the time it takes to keep the hybrid vehicle’s battery pack replenished. The rear-drive concept comes mated to a six-speed sequential transmission though Peugeot has not revealed performance figures for the concept.
Via: Car Buzz