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Peugeot Onyx Hybrid Supercar Concept At 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Peugeot Onyx Hybrid Supercar Concept At 2012 Paris Motor Show

Zackary Hampton
October 9, 2012

Peugeot has launched a scary looking supercar concept which will be debuting this month at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Marked the Peugeot Onyx, the new notion builds on various other performance-focused display cars showcased through the French automaker within the recent past, such as SR1 changeable as well as EX1 electric racer, as well as has been developed to explore the use of new material in vehicle construction.

The motor vehicle has been developed using elements which have been processed as little as possible. They consist of aluminum, carbon fiber, PMMA (PolyMethyl MethAcrylate), copper and even felt.

The 2012 Peugeot Onyx body is regarded as a carbon fiber monocoque and also weighs in at just 220 pounds. It's among the many major good reasons the total weight in the Onyx is merely 2,425 pounds.

Electrical power derives from a mid-mounted 3.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel, created together with the support of Peugeot's motorsport arm, Peugeot Sport. Cooled by ducts which commence at the roof by way of NACA take-offs, the V-8 communicates its 600 horsepower to the back wheels through a six-speed successive gearbox.

For additional effectiveness, Peugeot designers in addition have extra their company's HYbrid4 program. The latest variation of the program utilizes a kinetic energy restoration system to replenish a wide selection of lithium-ion batteries. Those battery packs are applied to power an electric motor that delivers an further 80 hp towards the front wheels, arriving online automatically if the Onyx is speeding up.

The suspension functions double wishbones front and back, along with the wheels are 20-inch units shod with uniquely developed Michelin tires measuring as much as 345/30 at the rear. Braking is offered by simply 4 carbon discs.

Peugeot Onyx Idea

One of the Onyx's most unique functions is its inner surface. Created of felt, compressed and even extended, the cabin is actually created being a one-piece pod, with no stitching or joins.

It generates a true cocoon across the passengers and included in to the carbon frame, visible in destinations, it replaces several components present in normal automobiles: soundproofing, floors, dashboards, roofs, and seats.

To make the car seats, by way of example, creative designers basically inserted foam padding underneath the felt. The most effective portion is the fact felt is not only quite versatile to work with, it's fully renewable as it's manufactured from wool. The dash, meanwhile, is made from old magazines which were condensed to form a hard material that, in reality, is similar to wood. When you take a critical look at the dash, Peugeot says you'll even notice several of the original magazine print.

Sad to say, Peugeot draws attentions to the Onyx is merely to present the skills of that layout group and review all new supplies and development approaches that could be generating their way into future automobiles. You can take this to imply that there are no construction plans for the Onyx, however provided Peugeot's recent economic state it's acceptable.

Zackary Hampton has been writing computer and technology articles online for nearly 3 years now. Find more about the newest, useful and interesting concept car news such as the Peugeot Onyx his site http://www.thecarlabs.com/peugeot-onyx-pushing-the-boundaries/

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