A day with the crazy Peugeot Onyx
Made out of papier mâché and felt, the Onyx is a crazy concept with more than a hint of reality
Posted: 03 May 2013
There are other weird materials on the Onyx, too. The dash is made out of squashed newspapers and appears to have a wood-like grain, but if you peer closely you can see the remnants of printed words and letters. And swathes of the interior - the seats, sections of the headlining, door panels - are made of recycled felt. It's as surreal as you imagine pure concept nonsense to be.
So, in spite of the relatively normal diesel engine, the day begins as most concept-car shoots do. The initial impression is that the Onyx is a bit of a trailer queen, with the usual concept-car nannying. Truck rolls into scruffy-looking test track. Tailgate is opened. Mechanics swarm. Covers - a silver topcoat followed by a fleece undercoat - are removed. Wacky-looking Peugeot Onyx is revealed. Car is gingerly pushed off the lorry. Same old, same old...