Automaker Peugeot unveiled their hybrid super car concept called the Onyx at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The Onyx really catches the eyes with it’s aggressive body styling and matte black paint job. The most outstanding feature of the Onyx’s exterior is it’s huge copper panels running down both sides of the vehicle, that Peugeot has left unprotected from the elements, so that the panels will change and evolve due to oxidation. Now that is certainly different. But does add for a nice touch.
The interior of the Onyx will not disappoint if compared to the exterior. It has neutral colored material from ceiling to floor, making it almost impossible to tell the seats apart from the rest of the interior. Now needless to say Peugeot had to give the Onyx an impressive hybrid power train to match it’s stylish aggressiveness.
Power for this beast comes from a 3.7 liter V8 with a power output of 600hp and all that power is transferred to the wheels by a 6 feet sequential gearbox. The Onyx also receives an extra 80hp thanks to a lithium-ion battery powered electric system.
This new hybrid concept from Peugeot should be a beast on the road considering it weighs only 2,425lbs since the body panels are all carbon fiber. It would be super if Peugeot puts this very unique super car into production. Especially since you could get to watch the sides of your car oxidize. Something about that just seems really fun.