Similar to the McLaren P1, the Peugeot Onyx also boasts a Kinetic Energy Recovery System for additional power when needed. This rear-drive vehicle is powered by “a diesel hybrid with a 3.7-liter V-8; the engine apparently makes about 600 hp, and Peugeot says that the hybrid system temporarily boosts total horsepower to about 680 by recovering the energy usually lost during braking.” Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
Made with materials processed as little as possible, the Onyx supercar’s doors are made from a pure copper sheet, while the rest of the matte black body is made from carbon fiber. As the Onyx ages, the polished metal mirror will develop a patina. If the supercar’s daring silhouette looks familiar, that’s because it has the RCZ’s “double-bubble roof.” Meanwhile, the Onyx’s interior is inspired by an egg box, with the dashboard using wood produced from used newspapers. A one-piece pod made from felt makes up the passenger compartment.