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Peugeot Teases Onyx Hybrid Sports Car Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

Posted By Marc Carter On September 13, 2012 @ 11:04 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment

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The future of supercars looks greener than ever before, as Peugeot [1] has just released the first teaser photos of its Onyx hybrid sports car concept that will debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show [2]. The two-tone Onyx sports car features a sexy aggressive exterior that is unlike anything Peugeot currently offers – and it will be propelled by a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain.

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The Onyx hybrid [3] concept gets a two-tone exterior with flat-black and copper paint. Peugeot hasn’t unveiled all the details about the exterior, but it’s expected that its body is made of lightweight carbon fiber [4] to keep the functional concept’s weight down.

The Onyx is powered by a hybrid powertrain that features a 3.7-liter V8 diesel engine that is mounted behind the driver and an electric motor [5] that is located over the concept’s front axle. The hybrid system puts out a over 600 horsepower, which is sent to all four wheels.

The interior of the Onyx concept features a futuristic, yet minimalist design. Peugeot hasn’t announced any production plans for the Onyx concept, but its technology could eventually show up in future Peugeot [1] models.

+ Peugeot [1]


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[5] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

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