Full specs, images of Peugeot Onyx Sports Car Concept appear before Paris debut
Another vehicle that appears before its debut at 2012 Paris Motor Show is Peugeot Onyx sports car concept. Earlier, the French manufacturer released the teaser of the concept car but just hours later the full specs and images of the Peugeot Onyx sports car concept leaked online, clearly giving an insight into what the all-wheel drive coupe is to offer.
To be revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor show later this month, the Peugeot Onyx sports car concept appears to be the most fuel-efficient and powerful Peugeot ever produced. The reason being, Onyx concept is to come with rear mounted 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine capable of developing 191kW, which is further mated to 89kW electric motor located on the front axle. The combination takes the power tally to a whopping 280kw (375hp). The extensive use of lightweight carbonfibre in its body parts makes it lightweight to get an average fuel economy of 4.0 liters per 100km.
The other prominent features of the Onyx Sports car concept include a long and low body that gives it classic supercar proportions, massive alloy wheels that ensure better grip on road at high speeds, muscular rear haunches and somewhat intricate rear vent and exhaust outlet layout. Additionally, the doors and front wheel arches have bronze panels, LED headlights, sharp edges and double-bubble roof. A look inside the Onyx concept will reveal a sparse cockpit, carbon fiber trim for steering wheel, digital instrumental cluster as well as high-tech central control tube.