The Peugeot Onyx Concept is one of the weirdest, most interesting concept cars the French auto maker has come up with. It’s all about contradictions. It is a mid-engined sports car, but the powertrain is a diesel-electric hybrid. It looks all lavish and sexy, but the materials it is made of are stuff like copper and recycled paper!
It is a wonderful thing, but sadly it’ll never make it into production. The design of Onyx will affect the looks of future Peugeot models, but there isn’t a mid-engine sports car in sight for Peugeot, not at least in near future.
You do have a chance to ride shotgun in it though, see what the Onyx experience is like. Peugeot is bringing the concept car to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and riding in it is the ultimate prize of an online competition they’ve come up with.
You go to this website and register your interest, and if you are lucky, you will get to experience the thrill of a 3.7-litre V8 HDi FAP diesel-electric hybrid car with a carbon and copper body, designed and developed by Peugeot motorsport team. The HYbrid4 system in this car makes 600 horsepower, delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. Then you can tel your friends you rode in a super car of which there is only one in existence.
For more info visit: http://www.peugeot.co.uk/goodwood-onyx-competition/