Peugeot Onyx Concept gets detailed image

Peugeot has released additional details on the Onyx Concept, ahead of the model’s debut on the 27th of September during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

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

The Peugeot Onyx Concept has been described as a supercar for the 21st century by the French based automaker and the model is coming with handcrafted copper doors, carbon fiber body panels and more. The Onyx has been constructed of a carbon fiber shell. The HYbrid4 technology is recovering the kinetic energy lost during braking and it’s storing it in lithium-ion batteries, delivering it automatically on acceleration and boosting its power by an extra 80 HP.

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.