Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown9
Peugeot's Onyx Diesel PHEV Will Be Tested At The Goodwood Festival
This hybrid car‘s body is constructed of carbon fiber, while the doors and fenders are constructed of polished copper. The brilliance of newly polished copper is truly amazing, though it will tarnish very quickly. Still, it’d be nice to see more raw materials used in supercar designs. This unique look really helps the Onyx stand out, even among other supercar concepts.
The six-speed transmission transmits power from the V8 engine to the rear wheels, and the HYbrid4 technology uses energy captured from regenerative braking to enhance the vehicle’s acceleration. With a power to weight ratio of 4.4 pounds per HP, the Onyx should provide plenty of performance. But will the French automaker dare to build it?
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has attracted all sorts of alt-fuel vehicles, including the Infiniti Emerg-e and the 1.0 liter Ford EcoBoost racer. With the Onyx onboard will other hybrid supercar concepts join the Goodwood field?