After few leaked photos, the Peugeot Onyx Concept made its debut today ahead of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which will take place later this month. According to Peugeot, the Onyx Concept is a spiritual successor to the Quasar, Proxima, Oxia and the 907. What’s more interesting is that the Onyx was built using materials processed as little as possible and was created by enthusiasts who have drawn their inspiration from the world of competition. The wings and doors were fashioned by hand and are made of pure copper, while the other panels of the bodywork are made of carbon fiber and painted in matt black. With a Cd of 0.30, the aerodynamic impact of the Onyx is inversely proportional to its visual impact.
The Onyx features a V8 engine in a central rear position and according to the official press release the 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP is able to deliver 600 hp to the rear wheels via the six-speed sequential gearbox. The power is delivered to the ground via the specially developed Michelin tires found on the 20-inch wheels.
As expected, the Onyx is also extremely light as it weighs only 1100 kg and it is 4.65m long, 2.20m wide and 1.13m high. The interior also features the futuristic theme and Peugeot says that it uses a new type of ‘wood’ called Newspaper Wood. As it name says it is produced from used newspapers, assembled and compressed to create new ‘logs’ from which the parts are made. The illusion is perfect, with grains which run across the surface.