It’s official: Peugeot Onyx Concept gets over 600 HP image

Peugeot has recently announced some official details on the Onyx Concept, which will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later on this month.

After starting its public life just a few weeks ago as a simple rumor, and going through some teasing and even leaking a couple of days ago, the Peugeot Onyx Concept is being placed into the spotlights once more ahead of its public debut, this time with the car manufacturer releasing some interesting details about it. According to the company, the Peugeot Onyx Concept is a supercar for the 21st century and it’s coming with carbon fiber body panels, handrafted copper doors and more.

The Peugeot Onyx Concept is 4,65 meters long, 2,20 meters wide and 1,13 meters tall and it’s getting LED lighting units, double-bubble roof with integrated air intakes and a fresh set of 20-inch allyo wheels with Michelin tires. Power to the Onyx Concept is provided by a mid-mounted 3.7 liter V8 HDi FAP engine, which is producing a total output of 600 HP (441 kW), along with an electric motor generating 80 HP (59 kW). The hybrid powertrain is mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. The Onyx weighs just 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs) and it’s riding on a carbon fiber monocoque. More details about it will be announced on the 27th of September at the Paris Motor Show.