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This weekend is all about the eighth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship and marks the first time that the French Grand Prix has been run since 2008.So with France hosting this weekends F1 race, let's take a look at some of France's finest concept models. Some are just sketches, others actually hit the road. But unfortunately, never became a production car. One of those is the Peugeot Onyx.
The Peugeot Onyx is a concept hypercar by Peugeot, exhibited for the first time at the Paris Motor Show of 2012. The model is a hybrid supercar, which boasts a fuel consumption of only 4 liters per 100 kilometers.The car has a futuristic look and features a in two different colors exterior, LED lights and a rear spoiler powered.The doors and wings handmade made of copper mesh with carbon fiber panels painted matte black.Ceiling and windows are made of a transparent thermoplastic material.
The Onyx’s powerplant is a hybrid, with the diesel V8 from the 908 Le Mans car of 2011, which is a 3.7-litre diesel producing 600bhp and. The car also hasbuilt-in Lithium-ion batteries to power an 80 bhp electric motor.The chassis is made of carbon and monolithic structure was optimized by experts Peugeot Sport Division to weigh just 100 kg.20-inch wheels are shod with Michelin tires, the entire car weighs just 1,100 kg. Twin NACA ( National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics ) ducts provide airflow to the engine and the car uses a power train and suspension from Peugeot Sport, once responsible for the now defunct Le Mans racing program. An active rear spoiler is used in assisting with deceleration.