Materials science: the Peugeot Onyx
Q) What's the Peugeot Onyx concept made of? A) Copper, paper, felt, blood, sweat and tears...
Posted: 12 Oct 2012
The first time was yesterday, when Peugeot's new supercar concept put in some laps of the test track here. Really. "It did 180kph [112mph] yesterday. I was trying to follow, and I did follow for a while, but he was still in first gear, and then on the straight he was ‘pffft' gone. And 180kph is only half what it can do." Gilles Vidal is director of style at Peugeot, and the man in overall charge of the Onyx project. Yesterday was a good day. "Actually, it's got the hybrid V8 and gearbox from the Le Mans car, and it drives... like hell!"