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
Still, were it not for the copper, I suspect much of the car's visual impact would be lost. And it really is copper. Untreated, raw copper, 0.8mm thick and handbeaten by a craftsman ("We got a guy in from outside - a real genius," says Vidal) into the complex shapes that contain both gentle curves and sharp creases. It's not painted or lacquered and, over time, its colour will change as it oxidises with the air. It might end up green. All part of the plan.