Peugeot Onyx. Not your average car

Bolted to the carbon shell, the V8 hybrid HDi FAP 3.7-liter engine, and the suspension were also developed with the expertise of Peugeot Sport that has been acquired and validated on circuits around the world. Cooled by twin NACA ducts on the roof, the V8 transmits its 600bhp to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox. This power is delivered in a vehicle of ideal proportions: 4.65m long, 2.20m wide, 1.13m high, weighing just 1,100kg. “Onyx has supercar performance, with extremely aerodynamic lines. It has a unique sculpted shape, styled with innovative materials and an innovative architecture.” explains Gilles Vidal, Peugeot Style Director. As good as this looks, if it where to be produced would it really sell? I mean would you buy a Peugeot supercar or an Audi/Ferrari etc for the same price. I might sound pessimistic but that would happen, unless driving in a Peugeot supercar becomes the next thing.

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