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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team plant ‘devoted’ to breathing aid production

The world champion F1 construtor playing its part in the fight against Covid-19

The Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team’s entire powertrain production facility has been turned over to producing a breathing aid designed to keep patients suffering from the coronavirus out of intensive care.

The United Kingdom based Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, which normally produced the 1.6-litre turbo petrol-electric hybrid units used in F1, teamed up with University College London (UCL) to develop and build the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device.

Having undergone clinical trials with the UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and other hospitals, the UCL Ventura device has now gone into production at Mercedes AMG HPP’s facility in Brixworth. Around 40 machines normally used to make pistons and turbochargers for the F1 power units are being used to produce around 1000 CPAP devices per day.

The UK government has placed an order [...]

Spy Shots Reveal Porsche’s Cayenne GTS Coupe in Testing!

New SUV coupe model to slot in between the Cayenne S & Cayenne Turbo

Porsche will expand its SUV range with a new GTS version of the Cayenne Coupé that will feature a range of bespoke styling cues.

Caught virtually undisguised by spy photographers as it underwent cold-weather testing, the Cayenne Coupé GTS will bridge the performance gap between the S and top-rung Turbo models while offering more enthusiast appeal.

Telltale signs that this is a never-before-seen Cayenne Coupé variant include a pair of elliptical tailpipes, bespoke alloy wheels and a colour-matching body kit.

The Coupé’s distinctive rear light bar appears to be darker than on the standard car, as do the headlight bezels.

The new arrival will join the recently updated Macan GTS in showrooms and, like [...]

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