2012 Peugeot Onyx Concept
Peugeot has shown their latest supercar concept named 2012 Peugeot Onyx Concept at 2012 Paris Auto Show last month. At the show, the automaker has announced more specification detail and some pretty detailed pictures of this new Onyx supercar.
2012 Peugeot Onyx Concept will be powered by a 3.7-liter FAP HDi V8 engine with hybrid technology. Onyx’s engine will produce 600 horsepower and transferring the power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox. This model will also equipped with aluminum switches and the “Start/Stop” switch for ignition of this beast on the roof.
To increase Onyx’s performance, Peugeot designers have also added their latest HYbrid4 system uses regenerative braking to keep its batteries all charged up and tosses into the ring an extra 80 horsepower when it’s charged and ready to go. We estimate that this model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.2 seconds.
Meanwhile, the Onyx’s gasoline engine produce 1160 Nm (855 pound-feet) of torque and the electric motor produce 280 Nm (206 pound feet) of torque for a combined 1,061 pound feet of peak torque.
The Onyx Concept stand on 20-inch wheel wrapped with specially developed Michelin tires measuring up to 345/30 at the rear. While for the suspension the car will features double wishbones front and rear.
For the body design, the Peugeot future supercar concept comes with unprotected copper polished doors and wings. The rest of the body is covered with carbon fiber pieces in matte black. The front fascia comes with a flat vertical grille with 4 horizontal louvers and a lion emblem. Both flanks of the grille feature a pair of squinting LED headlights.
On the top side, there is a double-hump roof that boasts 2 air intakes, channeling the air to the engine. This roof is made of Ply Methyl Methacrylate (PMMA) material, which is light in weight and shatter resistant. The rear is fitted with a lot of LEDs including: the light bar, Onyx bade and Peugeot’s signature 3-claw taillights.
On the interior, the cockpit does not come with seats; rather it features a tub design with two indentations you slide into. The seating position provides you with excellent road feedback as well as a great view. The cockpit is soundproof, and is made of compressed and stretched felt. The dashboard is made of a new simulated wood, known as Newspaper wood.
The driver can view all engine activities and the vehicle’s speed through the heads-up display, while the rearview camera display, located on the ceiling, provides the driver with images from the 3 rearview cameras. Another great feature is the camera mounted between the headrests that capture your driving experience which can later be uploaded to a laptop for review.
The 2012 Peugeot Onyx Concept can only be described as the future supercar that many enthusiasts can only dream of. At the moment, there cannot be any supercar which can be placed in the same class with the Onyx concept.
There is no information about production and pricing detail at this time. But we figure the automaker spent at least $1,000,000 crafting this concept.