Peugeot Onyx Diesel Plug-In Hybrid to Make Grand Dynamic Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 1

A Bit Too Shiny For Our Modest Tastes

A Bit Too Shiny For Our Modest Tastes

Peugeot’s visually stunning Onyx Concept, a diesel-burning plug-in hybrid supercar, will head Peugeot’s lineup of vehicles at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

For the spectacular Onyx, this will be the Onyx’s first “public dynamic demonstration.”

The Peugeot Onyx is not your typical static concept.  Nope.  Onyx can haul a#% says Peugeot and the vehicle will make good on that statement at the Goodwood Festival.

Still Too Flashy

Still Too Flashy

Peugeot say the Onyx “breaks the traditional mold with superb authenticity, innovative use of materials in its construction and performance to impress with this futuristic supercar.

It carbon-fiber shell hides a mid-mounted 3.7-liter diesel V8 diesel dubbed HDi FAP.

This diesel monster, when combined with Peugeot’s HYbrid4 plug-in technology and 80 hp electric motor, brings the Onyx’s total horsepower to 600 for brief blasts.

That’s all sent to its rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox.

Peugeot says the Onyx boast a power-to-weight ratio of 4.4 pounds per horsepower.

As you can see in the images, the Onyx sports some unique copper panels, which are far too glaring for our tastes, but since these panels are untreated, they will patina over time and eventually turn a soft shade of green.

Look for more on the Onyx when it makes its “dynamic” debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in mid-July.

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One response to "Peugeot Onyx Diesel Plug-In Hybrid to Make Grand Dynamic Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed"

  1. kdawg says:

    If they are trying to get a good power to weight ratio, seems odd they would use copper.