Peugeot Onyx Concept shows itself before Paris debut

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Peugeot will be debut a new supercar concept known as the Onyx.

“Sculpted using materials processed as little as possible, this supercar has been created by enthusiasts who have drawn their inspiration from the world of competition,” Peugeot said in a statement. “With its V8 engine in a central rear position, the Peugeot Onyx Concept propels its admirers into a world of high performance, controlled in all circumstances thanks to intuitive instruments and controls. In addition to its stunning aesthetics, it explores new ‘raw’ materials, to take efficiency to another level.”

“Onyx has the strength of a supercar, with extremely aerodynamic lines. It is made unique by its sculpted, chiselled style and by the innovative materials and structure.” Gilles Vidal, Peugeot Style Director.

Constructed of a carbon fiber shell, the Peugeot Onyx Concept is powered by a 3.7 liter V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine that pumps out a total of 600-hp to the rear wheels through a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The HYbrid4 technology recovers the kinetic energy which is usually lost during braking. Stored in lithium-ion batteries, this energy is then delivered automatically on acceleration, boosting the power by an additional 80-hp.

– By: Omar Rana