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    Ultimatecarpage.com update (01-22-07)

    Dear Ultimatecarpage.com visitor,

    While all eyes were on Detroit, Beck Engineering used the Vienna Supercar show to unveil the striking new LM800. Using the company's vast composite's experience they have managed to keep the weight down to 900 kg (including a 80kg driver); combined with a turbocharged Audi V8, the low weight offers a power to weight ratio of 720 bhp / ton. The next major auto show is in Geneva and the first releases set to debut have already hit our desks. Mercedes Benz will showcase the next generation of their top seller; the C-Class. Opel must have looked with a lot of envy at the universal acclaim the Renault Clio Sport has received over the last years and will now field a serious competitor, the 192 bhp Corsa OPC.
    The influx of new racing cars also continues with the Jaguar XK GT3 at the recent Autosport Show in Birmingham. BMW Sauber took the wraps off the F1.07 at Valencia last week as well.
    Shortly after founding his own coachbuilding company Battista 'Pinin' Farina received a Cadillac V16 to body for an Indian Maharaja. Despite serving many years in the jungle the 452 A V16 Pinin Farina Roadster survived and remains one of the earliest examples of the legendary company's work. We would like to conclude this week's update with a look at two French racing cars. First up is the unique Delage La Torpille, which won numerous races and records in the early 1920s. The other was literally built in Jean Rondeau's backyard; the Inaltera GTP. It was the first in a line of Le Mans racers that eventually won the 24 Hours in 1980.

    Enjoy the links:

    Beck LM800
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=3073

    BMW Sauber F1.07
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=3077

    Cadillac 452 A V16 Pinin Farina Roadster
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=3047

    Delage DF 'La Torpille'
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=3037

    Inaltera GTP
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=3036

    Jaguar XKR GT3
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=2956

    Mercedes Benz C 350
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=3079

    Opel Corsa OPC
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=3066

    Regards,
    Wouter Melissen
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    A bit OT, but concerning the (Pinin) Farina Cadlillac, wasn't the coachbuilder called Stablimenti Farina until the early 50's?
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    The F1.07 is sexy

    I am noticing a lot more Intel on it than the F1.06 and O2 is gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    A bit OT, but concerning the (Pinin) Farina Cadlillac, wasn't the coachbuilder called Stablimenti Farina until the early 50's?
    No that is a different coachbuilder. I do believe they were related, but most certainly a different company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wouter Melissen
    No that is a different coachbuilder. I do believe they were related, but most certainly a different company.
    In 1930 Pinin Farina left Stabilimenti Farina to form his own company. The Cadillac is one of his first assignments, as it dates from 1931..
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    Thank you for your answers, Wouter and Pieter.
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