The Peugeot Onyx has been leaked and teased, but the French automaker has just released the first official details about the upcoming concept.

The Peugeot Onyx has been leaked and teased, but the French automaker has just released the first official details about the upcoming concept.

Described as a supercar for the 21st century, the lightweight model features carbon fiber body panels and handcrafted copper doors. There's also LED lighting units, a double-bubble roof (with integrated air intakes) and 20-inch alloy wheels with specially-designed Michelin tires. Overall, the car measures 4.65m long, 2.20m wide and 1.13m tall.

The elegant cabin has a minimalistic design which incorporates felt upholstery, milled aluminum accents and newspaper wood trim. Other highlights include a digital instrument cluster, a digital rearview mirror and aluminum toggle switches.

Power is provided by a mid-mounted, 3.7-liter V8 HDi FAP engine that produces 600 HP (441 kW). It is backed up by a six-speed sequential transmission and an electric motor that delivers an additional 80 HP (59 kW) during acceleration.

The Onyx rides on a carbon fiber monocoque which weighs approximately 100 kg (220 lbs). This helps the model to tip the scales at just 1100 kg (2425 lbs) overall.

Check out the press release for additional information

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