Peugeot reveals the Onyx concept

It’s fitting that Peugeot’s option of engine for its spectacular brand-new Onyx supercar principle you see above comes from its previous Le Mans 24hrs racer: a racer born right into a collection noteworthy for its endless mission for advanced design development.

Due to the fact that what you see prior to you is actually rather bonkers; an excellent bonkers, mind. It’s a one-off supercar principle developed by a group of Pug designers briefed with exploring the use of unprocessed materials in new methods. To ensure that body has actually been hand-finished making use of pure copper sheet steel, and also because it’s without treatment, the surface will alter throughout time, providing it a make over.

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

Underneath is where the Onyx gets a little bit much more interesting. The framework was created with the help of Peugeot Sporting activity – themselves a bit useful with a bag of spanners – and is constructed from monolithic carbon, and makes up simply 12 parts. It’s also been built with a level carbon fibre flooring like they make use of in racecars, even if the Onyx has actually been made “ideal for the roadway”. All in, the entire point weighs simply 1,100 kg with torsional tightness claimed to be ‘optimized’.

It had better be too, since bolted onto that covering is the 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine used for Peugeot’s Le Mans program, below creating some 600bhp transferred to the back wheels with a six-speed sequential gearbox. There’s an 80bhp increase button incorporated inside as well, utilising battery power recuperated from brake power. Oh yeah, those brakes: 380mm discs at the front and 355mm at the back. Massive.

Inside is where it obtains a bit playschool dream. The inside is built from pressed as well as stretched felt (obtained from steamed wool, no much less), created as a one-piece sheath with no sewing or signs up with, and also acts virtually like a pod: as a whole, it includes the soundproofing, seats, roof covering as well as upper console. Your body suits this sheathing like an organic whole. Really Alien-esque.

The dash is made from wood created from recycled newspapers – with not a hacking scandal in sight – complete with digital screens and also aluminium switchgear running the engine as well as air-conditioning controls.

Like we claimed, bonkers – yet an excellent bonkers. Whatever will Peugeot come up with next, a paper-mache supermini? Review your fantasy supercar idea with fashionable materials in package below. Oh, and also as we mentioned the RCZ, Peugeot has actually just told us its dealt with the stunning sports car to a complete renovation and also educated 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’ concept. It also obtains a proper Torsen limited-slip differential too, making it (states Peugeot) one of the most effective production Pug in background. It remains in the gallery above if you want a peek. Like the new face?

It’s fitting that Peugeot’s choice of engine for its stunning new Onyx supercar principle you see above originates from its previous Le Mans 24hrs racer: a racer birthed right into a series significant for its incessant mission for cutting edge design progress.


Because what you see before you is in fact quite bonkers; an excellent bonkers, mind. It’s a one-off supercar idea made by a team of Pug designers briefed with exploring the use of unprocessed materials in brand-new ways. So that body has actually been hand-finished using pure copper sheet steel, and also since it’s untreated, the surface will transform throughout time, offering it a makeover.

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

Underneath is where the Onyx gets a bit a lot more exciting. The framework was created with the help of Peugeot Sport – themselves a bit helpful with a bag of spanners – as well as is constructed from monolithic carbon, as well as comprises simply 12 components. It’s even been constructed with a level carbon fibre floor like they use in racecars, even if the Onyx has been made “ideal for the road”. All in, the whole thing evaluates just 1,100 kg with torsional stiffness said to be ‘optimised’.

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

Inside is where it gets a little bit playschool fantasy. The interior is constructed from pressed and stretched really felt (gotten from boiled woollen, no much less), developed as a one-piece skin without any sewing or signs up with, and also acts practically like a hull: all at once, it includes the soundproofing, seats, roofing system and upper console. Your body matches this case like an organic whole. Very Alien-esque.

The dashboard is made from wood generated from recycled papers – with not a hacking rumor in sight – total with digital screens and also aluminium switchgear operating the engine and also air-conditioning controls.

Like we said, bonkers – however an excellent bonkers. Whatever will Peugeot develop following, a paper-mache supermini? Review your fantasy supercar idea with funky materials in the box below. Oh, and also as we mentioned the RCZ, Peugeot has simply informed us its dealt with the beautiful coupe to a complete facelift as well as informed us a range-topping 1.6-litre turbocharged version with 260bhp will hit suppliers next year, previewed at this year’s Paris Motor Program by the ‘RCZ R’ principle. It also gets a correct Torsen limited-slip differential as well, making it (states Peugeot) one of the most powerful manufacturing Pug in history. It remains in the gallery over if you want a peek. Like the new face?

It’s fitting that Peugeot’s choice of engine for its sensational new Onyx supercar concept you see over originates from its former Le Mans 24hrs racer: a racer birthed right into a collection notable for its never-ending mission for innovative design progress.

Because what you see before you is really rather bonkers; a good bonkers, mind. It’s a one-off supercar principle developed by a group of Pug designers oriented with discovering using unprocessed materials in brand-new means. To make sure that body has been hand-finished making use of pure copper sheet metal, and also since it’s unattended, the coating will alter over the course of time, offering it a new look.

The rest of the bodywork panels are made from carbon fibre, finished in a matt black, as well as you can tell just how happy Peugeot is with its RCZ sportscar, as the Onyx sporting activities a double-bubble roofing in honour of it. Also the ruddy windows as well as the roof covering are made from PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) – generally, shatter-resistant plastic.

Underneath is where the Onyx obtains a bit more interesting. The framework was established with the help of Peugeot Sport – themselves a bit convenient with a bag of spanners – and is constructed from monolithic carbon, and also makes up simply 12 parts. It’s also been built with a level carbon fibre flooring like they make use of in racecars, even if the Onyx has actually been made “suitable for the road”. All in, the whole point considers simply 1,100 kg with torsional rigidity said to be ‘optimized’.

It had better be too, since bolted onto that shell is the 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine used for Peugeot’s Le Mans programme, right here creating some 600bhp transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. There’s an 80bhp increase button included inside as well, making use of battery power recuperated from brake energy. Oh yeah, those brakes: 380mm discs at the front and 355mm at the back. Massive.

Inside is where it gets a little bit playschool fantasy. The interior is created from pressed and also stretched felt (obtained from boiled wool, no less), developed as a one-piece vessel without stitching or signs up with, and acts almost like a skin: in its entirety, it consists of the soundproofing, seats, roof covering and top console. Your body fits into this husk like an organic whole. Extremely Alien-esque.

The dash is made from wood generated from recycled papers – with not a hacking detraction in sight – total with digital screens and also aluminium switchgear running the engine and also air-conditioning controls.

Like we claimed, bonkers – but an excellent bonkers. Whatever will Peugeot come up with following, a paper-mache supermini? Discuss your dream supercar principle with fashionable products in package below. Oh, and also as we pointed out the RCZ, Peugeot has simply told us its dealt with the beautiful sports car to a full renovation and also informed us a range-topping 1.6-litre turbocharged version with 260bhp will hit dealerships next year, previewed at this year’s Paris Motor Show by the ‘RCZ R’ idea. It likewise obtains a proper Torsen limited-slip differential as well, making it (states Peugeot) one of the most powerful production Pug in background. It remains in the gallery above if you desire a peek. Like the new face?