Peugeot’s Onyx Concept Car will lead a full line-up of performance Peugeot vehicles at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with its first public dynamic demonstration.

With most concept cars usually being modeled for static appreciation, Peugeot said the Onyx breaks the traditional mold with superb authenticity, innovative use of materials in its construction and performance to impress with this futuristic supercar.

Within the carbon fiber shell sits a mid-mounted 3.7-litre V8 HDi FAP diesel-electric hybrid power unit developed with the expertise of Peugeot Sport and the experience acquired from racetracks the world over.

NACA ducts in the double-bubble roofline supply the intake for the diesel V8 to transmit 600 horsepower to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox.

Intelligent HYbrid4 technology recovers kinetic energy stored in lithium-ion batteries, to be redeployed to enhance acceleration, boosting the power by 80 horsepower, to give this ‘Concept Car’ a weight to power ratio of less than 2kg (4.4 pounds) per horsepower.

Peugeot_Onyx_SideView-668Peugeot said the exterior is fashioned by hand by a master craftsman, the wings and doors are of pure copper sheet, polished to a mirror finish and left ‘unprotected’, so that over time the appearance will gain a patina – thus the Onyx is alive and going green!

The Peugeot stand is promising to be an exciting center-point with a 208 GTi inspired “flow rider” surf experience placed between new RCZ Sports Coupé, 208 GTi, luxurious 208 XY and competition versions of 208 on display.