Peugeot Onyx Concept Car
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Peugeot Onyx Concept Car

Peugeot Onyx Concept Car
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Molded using recycled materials; this concept car has been shaped by drawing motivation from the design cues of other high-end marquees with similar car in their lineup. The centrally placed V8 engine ensures high performance for the car, maneuvered in the best possible manner by intuitive controls and allows the car to perform optimally in different terrains. In addition to its eye-catching aesthetics, Peugeot has made an outstanding effort to incorporate newer materials, to take design efficiency to newer levels. Peugeot is known for its zeal for originality and has never failed to mystify admirers in its 200 year long history. Furthermore, it is the only marquee to offer an all-encompassing range of personal transport means from scooters, bicycles, cars and utility vehicles. The Interiors Made of draped, condensed and stretched materials, the passenger compartment represents a one- piece shell, without any stitching or joints. It generates an impression of a genuine cushion around the car’s occupants and built-in into the carbon structure, perceptible in places, it fulfills various roles that were in the past carried out by multiple design components including floor, upper console, roves, bucket seats etc. The Onyx has also incorporated sporting into its seats by inserting foam under the drapery in areas that have maximum contact with the passenger’s body. The felt known for its warm and tender touch, originates from an ancestral tradition of boiling wool and knitting with fibers, which ensures that the material is heat resistant and entirely recyclable. It also has dehumidifying properties, thereby improving the overall air quality. The dashboard is made from a novel species of wood, called, “Newspaper Wood”. Recycled, assembled and compressed from used newspapers, are new logs that create a distinct illusion with grains that spread across the surface of the dashboard. The instrument panel is positioned vertically and the engine and car speeds are suggested by metallic indicators appearing and disappearing like the keys of a piano. However, the performance of the hybrid engine is suggested by digitized screens. A group of toggled aluminum switches are installed on the car’s roof and on the ignition switch. The console features a unique fuel indicator, also made from Newspaper wood and fashioned from blown-glass. It displays the fuel levels in the car at specific intervals via well-sculpted indicator marks. The passenger compartment is also refreshed from the fine fragrances of the various material used, thanks largely to the air-conditioned vents. Engine Specs The 3.7-litre V8 HDI FAP hybrid engine and the suspension embody the agility of the Peugeot Sport, a feat that has been attained and confirmed on racing tracks all over the world. The engine is cooled by tubes which commence at the roof through N.A.C.A impressions. The V8 is capable of transmitting a whopping 600bhp of engine power to the rear wheels through a six-speed gearbox. An innovative addition to the car’s engineering is the chassis that has been developed from the proficiency gained in manufacturing a similar one for Peugeot Sport by the marquee’s R&D team.  The central structure has been conceptualized from a single monolith and consists of 12 parts only and it includes the front and back-end chassis pilings, which allows it to eliminate the connected plates. The entire structure along with its torsional stiffness weighs an optimal 100 kg only. The quadruple-Hybrid technology is another innovation that is worth mentioning. It pulls through the kinetic energy lost during braking and stores it in lithium-powered batteries, so as to transmit this stored energy to the care’s acceleration, thereby giving it an additional enhancement of 80 bhp. The Exterior The pointed framework creates a distinct impression thanks to the prominent contrast of its materials and colors. The wings and doors made of pure copper sheet are inspired by the skills of a master craftsman Fashioned by hand by a master craftsman, the wings and doors are pure copper sheet. A glazing polished mirror, adds a touch of panache to the car’s appearance, while the other sections of the car have been built around a carbon fiber and tinted black matte. Piercing through the air with flair, the front fascia of the car unites the straightened grille and LED lamps whose surface area has been reduced to a minimum. The car’s design flow then gradually start disintegrating with some entering into the heart of the vehicle, flowing inside the framework to make the engine airy and the remainder glides through the corner of the vehicle and the bubbled roof. Concluding the styling of the Peugeot Onyx Concept with splendor, the back-end lamps assume a feather-touch with 3 claws now distinctive of the Peugeot. They also embody miniature spoilers that merge into the upper and corner flows to reduce the drag coefficient to a great extent. With a drag coefficient of 0.30, the aerodynamic force of the concept is inversely proportional to its visual effects. The Onyx achieves optimum performance without changing the clarity and sophistication of its style. An in-built carbon fiber floor that is capable of creating a powerful ground effect reduces the aerodynamic pull to a minimum by extending the carbon fiber structure and a movable spoiler, which activates the rear suspension during braking. Braking is enabled by 4 carbon discs, each measuring 380mm at the front and 355mm at the back. The Onyx Concept has paid rich tributes to the existing line of Peugeot RCZs by incorporating the ‘dual-bubble’ roof and aluminum curves in its design. The windows and roofs are specially constructed from Poly Methyl Meth Acrylate or (PMMA), a species of carbon fiber, which ensures complete transparency into the interior cabin and window frames. Facts of the new Peugeot Onyx Concept

1.      The interiors of the car are made from recycled newspaper wood

2.      The car has an optimum drag coefficient of 0.30, qualifying it to be one of the sleekest cars of its class and ideal for high-speed racing

3.      Is fitted with specially designed 20-inch Michelin tires

4.      Uses Hybird4 technology to store energy wasted from regular braking and uses it for speed acceleration

5.      The car has been conceptualized on a carbon-fiber shell, with acrylic windows and roof, the Onyx weighs a slender 1,100kg.

Tags: Peugeot, Onyx, Concept, Car, test-drive, Goodwood, speed, fest, supercar, lucky, winners, carbon-fiber, structure, recycled, wood, aerodynamic design

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