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Peugeot Onyx Concept Officially Unveiled

Peugeot is really flexing its design muscles for this year’s Paris Motor Show. After the video and leaked photos we brought you yesterday, a full batch of official photos has been released by the French carmaker, and we have to admit it’s a masterpiece of design.
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Earlier reports suggested this was a hybrid that used a 1.6-liter THP engine. However, Peugeot have once again proven their mastery of diesel engines and fitted the car with a 3.7-liter hybrid HDI FAP V8 engine that puts out no less than 600 horsepwower.

All that power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox . The Peugeot Sport division has also fitted massive brakes, hidden behind 20-inch wheels and Michelin tires sized 275/30 at the front and 345/30 at the rear.

The wings of the car are hand-formed from copper sheeting, while the interior is one piece. There are no seats and there’s even a new type of wood on the dash called “newspaper wood”.

The whole car only weighs 1.1 tons, so it should be fast... if they ever decide to make one.

autoevolution will be attending the Paris Motor Show 2012, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.

 
 
 
 
 

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