Το αυτοκίνητο που έκανε μεγάλο buzz στην Έκθεση του Παρισιού είναι η supercar πρόταση των Γάλλων της Peugeot, του Onyx Concept. Το φουτουριστικό υβριδικό supercar είναι εξαιρετικά απίθανο να καταλήξει στη παραγωγή αλλά σίγουρα θα επηρεάσει το σχεδιασμό των νέων μοντέλων της εταιρίας, δείχνοντας μας τη νέα σχεδιαστική γλώσσα των Γαλλων. Όπως βλέπουμε διαθέτει δίχρωμο σώμα, LED φωτιστικά σώματα, ηλεκτρικά ανοιγόμενη πίσω αεροτομή, carbon ζάντες, τεράστιο διαχύτη και εξαπλές απολήξεις των εξατμίσεων. Έχει αεροδυναμικό συντελεστή 0,30 Cd και το εσωτερικό του είναι μινιμαλιστικό μη διαθέτοντας συμβατικά καθίσματα, αλλά υπάρχει ένας ψηφιακός πίνακας οργάνων, carbon τιμόνι και ψηφιακός κεντρικός καθρέπτης. Αυτό που το καθιστά ενδιαφέρον είναι ότι είναι κατασκευασμένο από ακατέργαστες πρώτες ύλες και η τεχνολογία του προέρχεται από το αγωνιστικό πρωτότυπο της εταιρείας που συμμετέχει στον 24-ώρο αγώνα του Le Mans.
Το σασί του είναι κατασκευασμένο από carbon, ενώ η οροφή και τα παράθυρα είναι κατασκευασμένα από ελαφρύ ακρυλικό υλικό. Συνολικά αποτελείται από 12 μέρη και ζυγίζει μόλις 100 κιλά. Έχει μήκος 4,65 μέτρα, πλάτος 2,20 μέτρα, ύψος 1,13 μέτρα και ζυγίζει 1.100 κιλά. Μηχανικά φορά έναν κεντρικά τοποθετημένο V8 HDi FAP 3.7-λίτρων υβριδικό κινητήρα απόδοσης 600 ίππων ο οποίος συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο αυτόματο σειριακό κιβώτιο και μεταφέρει τη κίνηση στο πίσω άξονα.
Πατά πάνω σε 20″ ζάντες με ελαστικά της Michelin διάστασης 275/30 μπροστά και 345/30 πίσω. Τα φρένα του είναι διαστάσεων 380 mn και 355 mm πίσω. Διαθέτει σύστημα ανάκτησης ενέργειας κατά το φρενάρισμα που του δίνει μια επιπλέον δύναμη 80 ίππων. Έτσι το supercar αποδίδει συνολικά 680 άλογα.
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THE PEUGEOT ONYX CONCEPT: UTILISING BOLD ‘RAW’ MATERIALS FOR EFFICIENCY
Quasar, Proxima, Oxia, 907 … Peugeot Supercars have always attracted attention, be it in the
eyes of the young or the experienced. In 2012, the Marque is again creating the dream with the
supercar of the 21st century: Onyx.
Shaped using raw materials innovatively, this supercar has been created by enthusiasts who
have drawn their inspiration from the world of racing. With its mid-mounted V8 engine, Onyx
propels admirers in a world of high performance, controlled at all times through a cockpit with
intuitive instrumentation and controls. Beyond its breath-taking beauty, it explores the
application of new, primary materials to take efficiency even further.
The passion for innovation has continued over 202 years of historic developments from Peugeot,
one of the most established automotive brands in the world. Furthermore, it is also unique in
being able to offer a full range of personal mobility transportation, with: bicycles, scooters, cars
and light commercial vehicles.
The Onyx Concept Bike and Onyx Concept Scooter are a further expression of that vision in their
“Onyx uses everyday materials to energise the car, and to make the future cabin more intuitive. This
concept is also accompanied by a supertrike and a superbike … the Peugeot design teams are
completely inspired, and it shows in their determination to discover more.”
Xavier Peugeot, Peugeot Product Director
“Onyx has supercar performance, with extremely aerodynamic lines. It has a unique sculpted shape,
styled with innovative materials and an innovative architecture.” Gilles Vidal, Peugeot Style Director
A sharply dressed design
A radical silhouette … with an intense allure
The body form is sharp with a striking contrast of materials and colours. The wings and doors are
handcrafted by a master craftsman from a single sheet of pure copper. Polished like a mirror, the
metal remains unprotected to the elements. It will evolve in appearance over time, through a natural
patina effect. So Onyx lives! Other body panels are formed in carbon, and painted matt black.
Shaped to be efficiently aerodynamic, the front ‘face’ links the vertical grill and the full LED
headlights, to produce a streamlined surface. The airflow is then separated; part penetrates into the
heart of the car, flowing within the body, for supplying air to the engine. The other part of the
airstream spreads across the car sides and over its ‘double-bubble’ roof into the air intakes.
Onyx ends with a flourish, the tail-lights perpetuate the three-claw light signature characteristic of
Peugeot. They also support small vanes, which direct the flow of air over the top and side. They
meet as far as possible from the body to reduce interference. With a Cd of 0.30, the aerodynamic
footprint of Onyx is inversely proportional to its visual impact.
Linking experience with the future, Onyx incorporates the present by honouring the iconic RCZ with
a subtle characteristic ‘double-bubble’ roofline and aluminium roof arches. Fully transparent,
revealing the strong carbon structure and the interior, the windows and the roof are made of PMMA
(PolyMethyl MethAcrylate), enclosing the cocoon that provides maximum occupant protection.
“Onyx has a svelte silhouette with a sculpted form that goes from smooth, sensual to sharp and
technologic. From the very first sketches, I wanted to create a showcase of technological excellence
and craftsmanship using high performance aerodynamic cues, ‘black diamond glass house’ and body
panels hand-shaped in copper.” Sandeep Bhambra, Exterior Designer of Onyx
The performance supercar
The frame of the car is an innovative piece of design, developed with the expertise of Peugeot Sport
and the research and development teams. Made of Monolithic carbon, this central structure consists
of only 12 parts. It integrates the front with the rear, increasing torsional stiffness and the mass of
the structure is optimised, weighing in at only 100kg.
Bolted to the carbon shell, the V8 hybrid HDi FAP 3.7-litre engine, and the suspension were also
developed with the expertise of Peugeot Sport that has been acquired and validated on circuits
around the world. Cooled by twin NACA ducts on the roof, the V8 transmits its 600bhp to the rear
wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox. This power is delivered in a vehicle of ideal proportions:
4.65m long, 2.20m wide, 1.13m high, weighing just 1,100kg.
Fitted with specially developed Michelin tyres, 275/30 at the front and 345/30 at the rear, with 20”
rims and equipped with double wishbone suspension and in-board springs and damping.
Intelligent, HYbrid4 technology recovers the kinetic energy normally lost during braking. Stored in
lithium-ion batteries, this energy is then automatically returned when accelerating, boosting the
power with an extra 80bhp. The management of this function is evident to the driver, supplementing
the driving enjoyment. Drawing on the experience of a competitive environment, the engine has
been tuned specially for the challenges of road application.
With an impressive power-to-weight ratio, at less than 2kg per brake horsepower, Onyx achieves
very high performance without affecting the purity and elegance of its style. To do so, Onyx has a
flat carbon underside, which creates a powerful ground effect. Thus, the aerodynamic elements are
kept at a minimum, by extensions of the carbon structure and the movable rear wing that loads the
rear axle during braking, which is provided by four carbon discs; with a diameter of 380mm front and
355mm at the rear.
An innovative driving environment experience
For the driver to gain access into the interior, the doors provide easy access through a sophisticated
Pantographic mechanism design with two movements. On opening, the copper outer skin separates
from the door frame, hinged on the door’s outer edge, to ensure the body style aspect is maintained.
The interior is bright and natural, from the floor to the roof. The intuitive design and the materials
used to construct its structure characteristics are all on view. As with the bodywork, the interior is
frugal in its use of materials, resulting in a minimalist interior, in close proximity to the occupants.
For the materials chosen and how they should be used and implemented, Onyx explores their life
cycles. Onyx demonstrates it is possible to reconcile customer demands, with high performance and
preservation of natural resources.
“We sought to use the materials fit for a modern supercar, to ensure the components specified fully
justified inclusion. Carbon for its strength and lightweight performance, copper and PMMA for their
virtues, felt and paper for their natural elements – all used efficiently.”
Sophie Gazeau, Colour & Materials Designer
Made of felt, compressed and stretched, the cockpit is modelled in a one piece cockpit ‘tub’, with no
seams or joins. The carbon structure combined with the felt surface creates a protective cocoon
around its occupants, allowing it to function ergonomically while incorporating all the features
previously performed by individual components: soundproofing, floor, high console, roof and bucket
The occupants are integral within one homogeneous piece that also reduces weight. Sports comfort
has been integrated with the insertion of foam under the felt, in the areas of contact with the body.
Warm and soft, the felt is derived from traditional production techniques. Obtained from boiled
wool, with interwoven fibres, this material is completely recyclable and is an excellent thermal
insulator. In addition, it improves the quality of the surrounding air by dehumidifying.
“For the interior, it was inspired by an object of everyday life – ‘the egg box’. With a remarkable
economy of material, it is perfectly designed through ergonomics and structure to protect its fragile
contents. We adapted the concept into an intuitive space with minimum componentry, but where every
function fit perfectly to the hand.” Julien Cueff, Interior Designer
On board, the driver has all the controls in full view, without having to take his eyes off the road
ahead. The felt trimmed steering wheel falls naturally to the hands to provide an immediate feeling
of agility. Within the carbon ‘tub’, aluminium controls drive the functions of the Peugeot Onyx, while
the paddles control gear selection.
The dashboard is constructed with of a new type of ‘timber’ – ‘Newspaper Wood’. Produced from
used newspapers, assembled and compressed to create a new material from which the parts are
made. The illusion is beautiful with veins of colour evident on the surface. On closer inspection the
secret is revealed with the appearance of the print type.
The dashboard houses the heads-up display cluster which shows the engine activity and the
vehicle’s speed on metal components, appearing and disappearing, like the keys of a piano. The
operation of the hybrid activation is indicated by digital displays. Installed in the roof is a selection
of aluminium toggle switches that include the start switch for the engine. Just behind it, a reflective
blade displays rear view camera images: two located in the mirrors, the third, which provides a
panoramic view, positioned on the rear panel.
Also covered in felt, the central console celebrates the expertise of the craft of the master glass
blower with a masterpiece in glass crystal. This fuel gauge ‘reservoir’ visually indicates the level of
fuel in the tank using etched indicator markings for capacity. It also contains in an inner shell, the
smell of this supercar. Released into the cabin by aerators, the fragrance captures the essence of the
materials used. Finally, the console features dual-zone air conditioning controls made from milled
solid aluminium, where the milling paths in the material are used as grips for the hand.
The beauty of this interior and dynamic experience is captured internally by a camera installed
between the headrests. The film is then available to be replayed on a tablet device, inserted into the
dashboard facing the passenger and providing an interface for the car infotainment, capturing the
experience for posterity.
An efficient superbike, the Onyx Concept Bike
Backed by the considerable experience of Peugeot Cycles in competition, the teams have designed a
CLM (Contre La Montre), time trial, bike. This is a timely return to the Marque’s roots, in the world of
speed and efficiency.
In 1998, a Peugeot bike broke the downhill record on snow, reaching 212.139km/h. The Marque was
also the first, in the Tour de France, to use futuristic and revolutionary CLM bikes. In fact, the
engineers had already been inspired by the motor industry with work in a wind tunnel, a carbon
monocoque frame, profiled wheels, disc brakes…. and, for the cyclist, a plastic coated suit with 0%
coefficient of penetration.
For the Onyx Concept Bike, the designers of Peugeot Cycles were inspired by the Onyx Supercar
Concept to design a CLM bike, which propels the Marque into the future with a modern and efficient
A machine for beating time
The taut and mastered lines of the carbon monocoque frame optimise the aerodynamics of the Onyx
Concept Bike. Also made in this material, the 80mm high wheels and the saddle post are profiled for
overall performance. Nothing is left to hinder the efficiency of movement. So, the cables, the brakes
and the battery are fully integrated. This battery supplies the aircraft wing instrument panel, where
the cyclist intuitively finds the electric controls for changing gear.
The riding position can be adjusted with precision so that the athlete becomes at one with their bike.
To get the best possible efficiency out of their physical condition, oval-shaped pedals optimise the
delivery of power. The cyclist now has a stylish and efficient CLM with which to compete with style
in their race against the air and time.
“Designing a Time Trial bike is a real challenge, but Peugeot Cycles carries performance and style in its
genes. Drawing on this considerable experience we created the Onyx Concept Bike – a beautiful, highperformance,
competitive bike – perfect for the Tour de France.”
Sandrine Bouvier, Cycles Product Manager
A hybrid supertrike, the Onyx Concept Scooter
The cities are changing, and with them the products of transportation. At the crossroads, between a
motorised two-wheeler and a car, the Onyx Concept Scooter offers an original and innovative
alternative on three wheels able to transform into a motorbike or a scooter as needed, as desired.
Borrowing its stylistic codes from the Marque’s cars, this two-in-one supertrike reveals an athletic
silhouette with sculptural lines and an extra-large 200/50 R17 rear tyre exuding the spirit of
Of a size suitable for open spaces, as well as for the city, the intelligent design of the Onyx Concept
Scooter allows its rider to choose to use it as a motorbike or scooter: so, it offers two configurations
reconciling driving pleasure and practicality.
“The world of the scooter is transforming very rapidly around new expectations, new uses and new
customers. Peugeot Scooters is driving this development and blurring the boundaries between
motorised two- and four-wheeled vehicles.”
Thierry Sanseigne, Peugeot Scooters Marketing and Style Director
Equipped with a plug-in hybrid engine, this supertrike combines a 400cc internal combustion engine
with an electric motor to drive the rear wheel. Due to its combined power of 45kW, it has a top
speed of 150km/h (93.2mph) and sets itself apart with an above standard torque output of 58Nm
permitting exceptional acceleration.
During deceleration, it recovers energy which is stored in the lithium-ion batteries and delivered
during acceleration. Consuming only 2 L/100 km (117.6mpg), it has a range of 30km (18.6miles) at
50km/h (31mph) in ZEV mode, but can cover a combined range of up to 500km (310miles).
Alternative driving choices
At ease on all routes due to the performance of its hybrid engine and exceptional suspension system
and wheels, the Onyx Concept Scooter is not just a three-wheel scooter: with two driving positions
to choose from, it adds another dimension and reveals a new form of individual transportation which
has two modes: Sport or Urban.
In Sport mode, the rider’s position is inclined forwards, leaves no room for doubt, it is only for
pleasure. With the wrists in contact, feet at the rear, the rider is at one with the Onyx Concept
Scooter in a naturally aerodynamic position.
In Urban mode, the rider can adopt a more conventional position, feet forward and head up, better
suited to weaving through traffic. The motorbike transforms into a scooter and, as the city demands
that a vehicle is above all practical, the designers thought was to add, as a priority, a storage
compartment, using the space between the seat and the front of the vehicle. Positioned in the centre
and so lowering the centre of gravity, this removable ClipBox, perfectly integrated in the design of
the Onyx Concept Scooter, can hold two helmets easily or the items necessary for a weekend
Matt black and Copper
Irresistible, the Onyx Concept Scooter and Onyx Concept Bike are adorned with matt black
paintwork to enhance the elegance and accentuates the style. Touches of copper subtly highlight
the technology used.