The most relevant news from the automotive industry this week

From the McLaren McLaren 765LT Spider to the flying car and the three-wheeled sports car capable of mining cryptocurrencies.

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The week brought several novelties within the automotive industry as reported Next, the most relevant ...

XPeng X2XPENG MOTORS. Presented the XPeng X2, a flying vehicle that is now in its fifth generation and that was developed by its division XPeng Huitian. It weighs 360 kilos and can support a maximum takeoff weight of 560 kg, something that allows it to carry two people. It has an autonomy of 35 minutes of flight and can reach a maximum speed of 130 km / h.

McLAREN. One year after the arrival of the McLaren 765LT, an impressive sports coupe with a V8 biturbo engine created on the basis of the McLaren 720S, the British manufacturer now presents its convertible brother, the McLaren 765LT Spider. The new model has a weight increase of 49 kg compared to the closed body version. This increase is related to the retractable hardtop system. Made in a single piece, it opens or closes in just 11 seconds both while standing still and running, as long as it is at a speed below 50 km / h. The 765LT Spider has rear-wheel drive, a seven-speed automatic transmission and a supercharged V8 engine from 765 horses. Depending on the brand, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2,8 seconds and its maximum speed is 330 km / h.

Stellantis Design StudioSTELLANTIS. Announced the creation of Stellantis Design Studio, a creative agency that will provide global brand design services for companies. The brand new department has the experience of Peugeot Design Lab and will be expanded to other company brands, such as Maserati, Jeep, DS Automobiles y spear. The new agency, which will be in charge of Klaus Busse y Arnault gournac, will connect your client network with some of your best-known brands, providing services beyond design consulting by defining inter-company design partnerships.

Gemballa marsienGEMBALLA. He decided to pay tribute to Porsche 959 SafariWinner of Paris-Dakar from 1986 through Gemballa marsien. This sports car, built on the basis of a 911 generation Porsche 992 Turbo S, is the initiative of Marc Philipp Gemballa, son of the company founder Uwe Gemballa, who passed away in 2010. The Marsien's body is constructed entirely of carbon fiber, sharing only the glass with the factory 911. The wider wheel arches, the spoiler and the mounted air intakes are inspired by the 959 Dakariano.

VOLKSWAGEN. Presented the VW Taigo, the first SUV coupe of the firm for the European market. It is the third compact model built on the MQB platform and adds to the range that already integrates the VW Polo (hatchback) and the VW T-Cross (SUV). It will be manufactured in the plant that the company owns in Navarra, Spain, and will begin to be marketed in 2022.

Daymak SpiritusDAYMAK. Launched the Daymak Spiritus, which has several characteristics that make it unique. At first glance, it stands out for its futuristic design and for having three wheels. In addition, it is equipped with an electric motor of 197 CV, its autonomy that reaches 480 kilometers and reaches the 207 km/h top speed. To that we must add another feature: It is capable of mining cryptocurrencies while parked and charging.

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