Elec­tric su­per­car

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - CRUISE CONTROL -

A DRA­MATIC Chi­nese de­vel­oped, Ital­ian-styled elec­tric su­per­car will be a high­light of next week’s famed Con­corso d’Ele­ganza at Lake Como, Italy.

The Ren (pic­tured below), from China-based au­to­mo­tive re­search and de­velop­ment com­pany Techrules, was styled by renowned Ital­ian de­sign­ers Fabrizio and Gior­getto Gi­u­giaro.

First de­liv­er­ies of the 960kW su­per­car will be­gin next year.

A FLY­ING car may light the caul­dron at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Toy­ota re­port­edly has in­vested al­most $500,000 in Carti­va­tor, a small tech com­pany started by for­mer em­ploy­ees. Toy­ota’s money will go to­wards build­ing a full-scale pro­to­type of the Sky­drive, an F1-style sin­gle­seater de­signed to cruise 10m above traf­fic at 100km/h.

PEU­GEOT and Citroen have switched dis­trib­u­tors in an at­tempt to re­vive flag­ging sales. Inch­cape, dis­trib­u­tor of Subaru, will take the reins from Malaysian com­pany Sime Darby Mo­tors next month.

Lo­cal Peu­geot sales were down by more than 20 per cent last year and Citroen sold fewer than 1000 cars.

THE NIO EP9 su­per­car from Nex­tEV has set a pro­duc­tion lap record at Ger­many’s Nur­bur­gring, clock­ing 6 min­utes 45.9 secs – and shav­ing six sec­onds from the Lam­borgh­ini Hu­ra­can Per­for­mante’s pre­vi­ous mark.

JAGUAR’S new­gen­er­a­tion XF Sport­brake (wagon) has been shown in pro­to­type form wrapped in full ten­nis themed liv­ery to pro­mote the brand’s link with this year’s Wim­ble­don cham­pi­onship and ahead of its world de­but next month.

Re­vealed as part of a pro­mo­tional video, it in­cludes a roof-mounted rear spoiler and slick rear glasshouse, a power­op­er­ated tail­gate. It is due in Aus­tralia later this year.

PUMA RV’S NQ wishes to ad­vise that they are not sell­ing fifth wheel­ers as part of the Puma brand de­spite a pic­ture of one ap­pear­ing in last week­end’s Carsguide.

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