Peugeot reveals the Onyx concept

It’s fitting that Peugeot’s choice of engine for its magnificent brand-new Onyx supercar concept you see above originates from its previous Le Mans 24hrs racer: a racer born into a series noteworthy for its never-ending pursuit for revolutionary engineering progress.

Since what you see before you is actually quite bonkers; a great bonkers, mind. It’s a one-off supercar principle created by a group of Pug designers oriented with discovering making use of unprocessed materials in brand-new methods. To ensure that body has actually been hand-finished utilizing pure copper sheet metal, as well as because it’s neglected, the surface will alter over the course of time, providing it a makeover.

The remainder of the bodywork panels are made from carbon fibre, ended up in a matt black, and also you can tell exactly how pleased Peugeot is with its RCZ sportscar, as the Onyx sports a double-bubble roofing in honour of it. Also the ruddy home windows as well as the roofing are made from PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) – primarily, shatter-resistant plastic.

Underneath is where the Onyx obtains a little bit more amazing. The framework was created with the help of Peugeot Sport – themselves a little bit useful with a bag of spanners – and is created from monolithic carbon, as well as comprises just 12 components. It’s even been constructed with a flat carbon fibre floor like they utilize in racecars, even if the Onyx has actually been made “ideal for the road”. Done in, the whole point evaluates simply 1,100 kg with torsional stiffness stated to be ‘optimized’.

It had much better be as well, because bolted onto that shell is the 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine utilized for Peugeot’s Le Mans programme, here developing some 600bhp sent to the back wheels with a six-speed sequential transmission. There’s an 80bhp increase button integrated inside as well, utilising battery power recovered from brake energy. Oh yes, those brakes: 380mm discs at the front and also 355mm at the back. Substantial.

Inside is where it obtains a bit playschool dream. The inside is constructed from pressed and stretched felt (acquired from boiled woollen, no less), created as a one-piece husk without sewing or signs up with, as well as acts virtually like a sheath: as a whole, it consists of the soundproofing, seats, roof and top console. Your body suits this shuck like an organic whole. Extremely Alien-esque.

The dash is made from wood created from recycled newspapers – with not a hacking detraction visible – total with digital displays and aluminium switchgear operating the engine and air-conditioning controls.

Like we stated, bonkers – but an excellent bonkers. Whatever will Peugeot create following, a paper-mache supermini? Review your fantasy supercar idea with funky products in package listed below. Oh, and as we mentioned the RCZ, Peugeot has just told us its dealt with the gorgeous sports car to a full renovation and also educated us a range-topping 1.6-litre turbocharged version with 260bhp will strike suppliers following year, previewed at this year’s Paris Motor Show by the ‘RCZ R’ concept. It additionally obtains an appropriate Torsen limited-slip differential too, making it (claims Peugeot) the most effective production Pug in history. It remains in the gallery above if you desire a peek. Like the brand-new face?

It’s fitting that Peugeot’s choice of engine for its sensational new Onyx supercar idea you see over originates from its previous Le Mans 24hrs racer: a racer birthed right into a collection notable for its endless mission for revolutionary design progress.

Because what you see prior to you is in fact quite bonkers; an excellent bonkers, mind. It’s a one-off supercar concept created by a team of Pug developers oriented with discovering using unprocessed materials in brand-new methods. So that body has actually been hand-finished utilizing pure copper sheet steel, and because it’s neglected, the surface will certainly transform throughout time, giving it a makeover.

The remainder of the bodywork panels are made from carbon fiber, finished in a matt black, as well as you can inform how delighted Peugeot is with its RCZ sportscar, as the Onyx sports a double-bubble roof in honour of it. Even the ruddy home windows as well as the roof are made from PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) – basically, shatter-resistant plastic.

Underneath is where the Onyx obtains a bit more interesting. The chassis was developed with the help of Peugeot Sporting activity – themselves a bit useful with a bag of spanners – as well as is constructed from monolithic carbon, as well as makes up simply 12 parts. It’s also been constructed with a level carbon fiber floor like they utilize in racecars, even if the Onyx has been made “ideal for the road”. All in, the entire point evaluates simply 1,100 kg with torsional stiffness stated to be ‘optimized’.

It had much better be also, due to the fact that bolted onto that covering is the 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine used for Peugeot’s Le Mans programme, here developing some 600bhp transferred to the back wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission. There’s an 80bhp boost button incorporated inside also, using battery power recuperated from brake power. Oh yes, those brakes: 380mm discs at the front and also 355mm at the back. Huge.

Inside is where it gets a little bit playschool dream. The interior is built from pressed as well as extended really felt (gotten from boiled woollen, no much less), created as a one-piece pod without any stitching or signs up with, and also acts nearly like a covering: in its entirety, it consists of the soundproofing, seats, roof covering and upper console. Your body fits into this covering like an organic whole. Extremely Alien-esque.

The dash is made from timber created from recycled newspapers – with not a hacking rumor in sight – complete with digital displays and aluminium switchgear operating the engine as well as air-conditioning controls.

Like we stated, bonkers – however a great bonkers. Whatever will Peugeot develop next, a paper-mache supermini? Discuss your fantasy supercar concept with funky materials in package below. Oh, and also as we mentioned the RCZ, Peugeot has simply told us its treated the gorgeous coupe to a complete renovation and also informed us a range-topping 1.6-litre turbocharged variation with 260bhp will strike dealerships following year, previewed at this year’s Paris Motor Show by the ‘RCZ R’ principle. It likewise obtains a proper Torsen limited-slip differential also, making it (says Peugeot) one of the most powerful production Pug in background. It’s in the gallery above if you want a peek. Like the new face?

It’s fitting that Peugeot’s choice of engine for its magnificent brand-new Onyx supercar idea you see over comes from its previous Le Mans 24hrs racer: a racer birthed into a series noteworthy for its endless mission for cutting edge engineering progress.

Since what you see before you is actually rather bonkers; a great bonkers, mind. It’s a one-off supercar principle made by a group of Pug developers informed with exploring using unprocessed materials in new methods. To ensure that body has been hand-finished making use of pure copper sheet metal, and also because it’s neglected, the coating will certainly change over the course of time, providing it a makeover.

The rest of the bodywork panels are made from carbon fiber, completed in a matt black, and you can inform how pleased Peugeot is with its RCZ sportscar, as the Onyx sporting activities a double-bubble roofing in honour of it. Even the ruddy windows as well as the roofing are made from PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) – generally, shatter-resistant plastic.

Underneath is where the Onyx gets a bit a lot more amazing. The chassis was developed with the help of Peugeot Sport – themselves a bit helpful with a bag of spanners – and is built from monolithic carbon, and also consists of simply 12 parts. It’s even been constructed with a level carbon fiber floor like they utilize in racecars, even if the Onyx has actually been made “ideal for the road”. All in, the entire point weighs simply 1,100 kg with torsional rigidity stated to be ‘optimised’.

It had better be also, because bolted onto that covering is the 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine used for Peugeot’s Le Mans programme, right here creating some 600bhp sent to the rear wheels with a six-speed sequential transmission. There’s an 80bhp increase switch integrated inside too, making use of battery power recovered from brake energy. Oh yep, those brakes: 380mm discs at the front as well as 355mm at the back. Huge.

Inside is where it gets a bit playschool fantasy. The inside is built from pressed and also extended really felt (obtained from steamed wool, no less), created as a one-piece capsule with no sewing or joins, and also acts practically like a vessel: as a whole, it includes the soundproofing, seats, roofing and also upper console. Your body matches this pod like a natural whole. Very Alien-esque.

The dash is made from timber produced from recycled newspapers – with not a hacking rumor visible – complete with digital screens and also aluminium switchgear operating the engine and also air-conditioning controls.

Like we stated, bonkers – however a great bonkers. Whatever will Peugeot create following, a paper-mache supermini? Discuss your fantasy supercar principle with funky products in package listed below. Oh, and as we stated the RCZ, Peugeot has actually just told us its treated the beautiful coupe to a complete renovation and informed us a range-topping 1.6-litre turbocharged variation with 260bhp will certainly hit dealerships next year, previewed at this year’s Paris Electric motor Program by the ‘RCZ R’ principle. It additionally obtains a proper Torsen limited-slip differential too, making it (says Peugeot) the most powerful production Pug in background. It remains in the gallery over if you want a peek. Like the new face?