The audience of the prestigious annual Goodwood Festival of Speed was able to admire the ultra-exclusive Peugeot Onyx concept hybrid supercar in action. The Peugeot Onyx concept was presented at the 2012 Paris motor show but its driving premiere was at 2013 Goodwood event. During the public demonstration, two UK residents were able to take part in a special to ride of the breathtaking hybrid supercar after taking part in a special contest.
Peugeot Onyx concept power and performance
The mid-engined Peugeot Onyx is powered by a 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine generating the impressive 600 horsepower. The drivetrain is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Thanks to a specially designed lithium-ion batteries, the power system recovers kinetic energy and offers an additional 80bhp when the vehicle accelerates.
Peugeot Onyx concept design
The Onyx diesel hybrid concept is based on Peugeot prototype 908. The carbon-fibre shell of the racing car car weighs only 1,100kg. The driver compartment is made out of compressed felt, while the body panels are from polished copper. Peugeot Onyx concept design is based on a contrast of colours. The copper sheet is used unprotected so its colour changes when gaining a patina. The effect is accentuated in a combination with a matt black carbon fibre.
Peugeot Onyx concept Technical data
Turbocharged 3.7-litre V8 hybrid system
600 hp (447 kW) from a petrol engine
80 hp (60 kW) from an electric motor
2425 lbs (1100 kg)
Length 183.1 in (4650 mm)
Width 86.6 in ( 2200 mm)
Height 44.5 in (1130 mm)
Double wishbone, in-board controlled
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