Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Peugeot Onyx concept set for Paris

Teaser renderings of the Peugeot Onyx supercar concept.

The Peugeot Onyx concept will be unveiled at Paris motor show at the end of this month, but judging by the images and video it promises to be a show star.

Peugeot's sales are suffering the slump of Europe's economic mire, but you'd never know it from the exuberant design of the concept renderings and video.

The Onyx crouches aggressively low and wide, with backswept headlights echoed by a slash of LEDs delineating the deep scoops of the air intakes.

The rear lines of the signature double-bubble roofline from the brand's sports hero RCZ flow down to a crescent of gilled vents, pointing to a rear engine -- tipped to be a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol unit.

However it's likely to follow the Peugeot SR1 concept of 2010 in also having an electric motor, possibly driving the front wheels. The video shows an active spoiler and suggests liberal use of carbon fibre to highlight the sports positioning of the concept.