Peugeot Onyx Hybrid Supercar Shines in Paris [w/Video]
Blah blah blah McLaren P1 blah blah. With Paris wrapping up, it seemed like everyone and their mother had something interesting, something poetic and something kiss-assy to say about the McLaren reveal in Paris, although, well deserved. But in all the orange British hype, one of the sexiest French concepts to date seemed to fall a bit off radar to the unsuspecting crowd, Peugeot's 680-hp Onyx hybrid supercar. The Onyx concept comes available with a 3.7L V8 capable of 600-hp sent to the rear wheels and through a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS). With this, recycled energy during braking translates an extra 80 ponies from a lithium-ion battery.
And don't think the "hybrid" part stops under the hood. Designed completely from unprocessed raw materials including molded copper sheet doors and sculpted carbon fiber on the hood and rear, the Onyx presents a fully conservative nature whilst maintaining stunning performance and design throughout. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO5SNyAMmTc&feature=share&list=UU1VOZroPEnEaDDEqnMtdgiw Like most French automakers, the Peugeot brand has thrived in the compact car segment throughout history, and not until recently have we seen some stunning large segment models break into a more mainstream focus - Renault, Citroen and Peugeot alike. Now, with their new highly advanced design concept, the French automaker could be finding themselves treading unexplored waters for future production. Let's hope this one of a kind concept is a sign of good things to come. (PHOTOS: See more of the Peugeot Onyx here)