28 Sep '12, 5pm

Peugeot Shows Diesel-Hybrid Onyx Concept

Peugeot Shows Diesel-Hybrid Onyx Concept

Peugeot Shows Diesel-Hybrid Onyx Concept Published September 28, 2012 By Jeff Cobb Skinned with hand-formed copper and carbon fiber, Peugeot’s Onyx 680-horsepower diesel hybrid is on display in Paris. The 2,425-pound car is not slated for production, but is presented as a compelling vision showing how far from everyday sensible a hybrid can be – while still being quite sensible and sustainable in other respects. It's all-wheel drive, and the Onyx rotates the rear wheels via a 600-horsepower 3.7-liter V8 turbodiesel through a 6-speed sequential gearbox. It also merges that considerable propulsion with 80 electric horsepower sent to the front wheels powered by a lithium-ion battery. A kinetic energy recovery system called HYbrid4 replenishes the juice via electricity generated under deceleration. Despite Peugeot’s weakened financial position, it says it brought the car to li...

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