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Peugeot Onyx Hybrid Supercar: Official

Thu, 13 Sep 2012

The Peugeot Onyx Concept – a hybrid supercar concept – is heading for Paris 2012 and we now have more details.

On Monday, we got the first news of the Peugeot Onyx Supercar concept that is heading for the 2012 Paris Motor show and designed to show that Peugeot are a long way from down and out.

The first news of the Onyx was a teaser photo of it in Peugeot’s Facebook page, but a bit of digging a round on French cars sites yielded some additional information – and the Onyx name – and we subsequently updated that story with more photos of the Onyx.

But now Peugeot has gone official on the Onyx Supercar, and it’s even more ‘super’ than we thought.

Rather than a hybrid setup with a 256bhp 1.6 litre (which is what the French car news sites were expecting) the Peugeot Onyx gets a rather more fulsome 600hp from a mid-mounted 3.7 litre V8, a six-speed sequential box and the help of an extra 80hp from an electric motor when the occasion demands.

Just like the McLaren MP4-12C, the Onyx has a carbon fibre monocoque – which weighs just 100kg – and a total weight of just 1100kgs. Which augers well for potential performance.

Inside, the Onyx has felt upholstery, milled aluminium and ‘newspaper’ wood trim with digital instruments, a camera for a rear view mirror and aluminium switches.

Stunning though the Peugeot Onyx is, it’s unlikely to ever be more than a concept. More’s the pity – especially as it’s almost a French Jaguar C-X75.

Peugeot Onyx Concept Photos >>

By Cars UK