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    John Surtees turns 80 and the latest news ...

    John Surtees OBE has turned 80 years old yesterday. The versatile racer is still the only World Champion on two and four wheels but also built, fielded and raced cars under his own name in the early 1970s. Team Surtees' very first Formula 1 car was the TS7 Cosworth. Built around an unusually square monocoque, it was raced with considerable success in 1970 by Surtees himself and a young Derek Bell. We captured the Surtees TS7 at Goodwood some years ago with both Surtees and Bell behind the wheel.
    As March approaches, the number of Geneva previews will only increase. Among them this week are the 228 bhp Audi S1 and Audi S1 Sportback. Mercedes-Benz will use the Swiss show to present the all-new S-Class Coupe. The range topping model of the large coupe will be powered by a twin-turbo V8, good for 449 bhp.
    Concept cars are also expected to star in Geneva and these include the near production-ready Honda Civic Type R, Skoda VisionC and SsangYong XLV.
    At the Boca Raton Concours in Florida, Hennessey will reveal the HPE700 Twin Turbo Corvette. As the name suggests, this high performance Stingray will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the V8, belting out over 700 bhp.
    An interesting project that captured our eye is the recently established David Brown Automotive's Project Judi. Based on Jaguar XKR underpinnings, it will feature a bespoke body with hints of Aston Martins of old.

    Enjoy the links:

    2014 Audi S1 Sportback - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 Audi S1 - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 Hennessey HPE700 Twin Turbo Corvette - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 Honda Civic Type R Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 David Brown Project Judi - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 Mercedes-Benz S 500 Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 Skoda VisionC - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 SsangYong XLV Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    1970 Surtees TS7 Cosworth - Images, Specifications and Information

    2014 Volkswagen GRC Beetle - Images, Specifications and Information
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    Speaking of news, did anyone see the sinkhole at the Corvette museum?
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    Apparently, GM will assist with the rebuild of the damaged cars.
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