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
Let's pause there for a second, because you'd be forgiven for assuming at this juncture that, since it pulled out of endurance racing last year, Peugeot has just found something creative to do with its old Le Mans cars. New bodywork over racing underpinnings, et voilà, a supercar concept. Back to Vidal: "The mechanics are from the race car, but the tub is bespoke to the concept car. I think it's the first time a designer has designed the chassis with the engineers, with the idea of making it look beautiful everywhere. I could say for this car that there is exterior design, interior design and chassis design."