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Brief Published: 13 Sep 2012

Peugeot Onyx Concept Car


French carmaker Peugeot has constructed a striking minimalist concept car that explores the use of unprocessed materials in new ways, called Onyx.

The body and doors have been hand-finished using pure copper sheet metal, and because it is untreated, the finish will change over the course of time. Other panels of the bodywork are matt black painted carbon fibre, while the windows and roof are made of a lightweight acrylic alternative to glass.

The Onyx car maintains a minimal aesthetic inside and out. The interior passenger compartment is a one-piece pod formed from stitch-free compressed felt, while the ‘wooden’ dashboard is made of recycled newspaper. The entire car weighs just 1,100kg.

Onyx will be displayed at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Check out the Stylus report Art Drive! for more exciting automotive applications, finishes and designs.