The Supercar Book For Boys

Author: Martin Roach
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008144125
Size: 18.98 MB
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Fully illustrated throughout, The Supercar Book for Boys is a sumptuously designed guide full of everything you could ever want to know about the best supercars on the planet. From number-one bestselling author Martin Roach, The Supercar Book for Boys is a must-have for all boys and their dads (plus petrol-head girls and mums ) interested in fast cars. With an introduction from F1 racing legend David Coulthard, as well as contributions from the biggest names in the field, this tour de force starts with the iconic 1954 Mercedes Gullwing and races through each respective decade of supercar history, showcasing the very best and most important vehicles in this scintillating species. Featuring the landmark 10 game-changers that have defined the genre and highlighting dozens and dozens of supreme supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Pagani, McLaren and Porsche, get ready to be blown away by the beauty and power of these incredible vehicles. With a pre-history of the genre plus an excursion into American muscle cars, this comprehensive book takes us underneath the bonnets and peels back the bodywork of these mind-blowing machines, as well as exploring how supercar technology has affected everyday cars. The Supercar Book for Boys is a tour de force of the fastest, the most powerful and the most drop-dead gorgeous vehicles in supercar history. Jam-packed with almost 200 full-colour photographs, awe-inspiring statistics and exclusive interviews with supercar experts, and featuring every landmark star of the genre, this book is the ultimate guide for every supercar fanatic.

365 Sports Cars You Must Drive

Author: John Lamm
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781610597944
Size: 17.33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sports cars make up one of the most beloved automotive genres for car fans. From towering icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Corvette to everyman sportsters from Triumph, MG, Sunbeam, and Miata to oddballs like Crosley, Sabra, and DB, sports cars inspire passion and strong opinions as few other vehicles on the road could. This book, 365 Sports Cars You Must Drive, provides capsule overviews and fun facts about the greatest, oddest, most beautiful, and most ill-considered sports cars of all time. How many have you driven, dreamed about, or shuddered at the thought of?

Bugatti Veyron

Author: Martin Roach
Publisher: Preface Publishing
ISBN: 1848093667
Size: 10.21 MB
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The Bugatti Veyron's statistics are mind-boggling: 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds; a top speed of 253 mph; tyres that cost £20,000 a set and an engine with ten radiators and four turbos; a launch control system taken from F1 and even windscreen wipers that create sizeable downforce ... all delivered complete with a high-end stereo system, luxurious leather seats and air-conditioning. It was a feat of engineering grandiosity that, in automotive terms, rivals the achievements of the great 19th Century industrialists. InA Quest for Perfection, no. 1 bestselling author Martin Roach sets out to track down the mythical beast that is a Bugatti Veyron - and ultimately attempts to drive one. He traces the genesis of this remarkable machine through Bugatti's long and glorious early days and then through its more turbulent modern era. Travelling to the top secret Bugatti Research & Development workshop in Germany, touring the factory and chateau in France where these stunning cars are hand-built, interviewing famous engineers, super-rich owners and automotive presidents, as well as a host of other expert eye-witnesses to this unique car's many achievements, Roach ponders this mechanical whirlwind and in so doing has written apage-turning study of a modern masterpiece. Bugatti Veyron: A Quest for Perfection discovers and unravels the enigma that is this remarkable car. Part-history, part-personal obsession, part-travelogue, part-humorous quest, altogether a book that will appeal to both fans of cars, and serious petrol-heads,Top Gearviewers as well as anyone who has ever raised an eyebrow as a shiny piece of metal on four wheels drives past in the street. For the first time, Bugatti has allowed access to the Veyron's Chief Engineer, designers, test drivers, archivists, the Bugatti factory, photographers and the President of Bugatti himself.

Living The Supercar Dream

Author: Shmee150
Publisher:
ISBN: 1910536865
Size: 12.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Engaging millions of followers through his infectious excitement, exclusive access and unparalleled knowledge of the supercar industry, Tim Burton has created one of the biggest automotive channels in the world, sharing his adventures on a daily basis and filming the most amazing luxury cars in existence. In Living The Supercar Dream, he takes readers on a road trip across the globe, experiencing the most incredible locations and the cars that have defined their landscapes. From driving the high-speed Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse across the German countryside to twisting down the mountain roads of the Alps in his Porsche Cayman GT4, driving Italian designer cars through the streets of Mediterranean cities to testing the limits of his McLaren 675LT on track in Portugal, Tim takes readers through the unique features of each car against the spectacular backdrops they were made for. Capturing Tim's honest and personal touch, this is the ultimate guide to the world's greatest high performance and luxury cars.