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
Is it readily identifiable as a Peugeot? Personally, I'm not sure. I see occasional hints of Honda NSX, but, aside from that, it's not readily identifiable as anything. The car's exterior designer, Sandeep Bhambra, puts it into context: "The first thing you see is the silhouette. For us, this is not a Ferrari silhouette, which is a bit more soft with a wavy shoulder; it's not a Lambo silhouette, where the roof continues all the way to the back; it's a Peugeot silhouette. So, if you go back to the Oxia or to the RCZ today, there are links between this and those cars. The big deck at the back is a Peugeot feature, and you see the bonnet, the way it goes straight and then dives down? That's a Peugeot feature - the 504 had it, and that's a long time ago."