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- Author: Stuart Codling, James Mann, Frank Stephenson
Contains color photographs that provide multiple views of exotic, powerful, and expensive cars built by twenty-seven manufacturers, each with a brief description, a look under the hood, a list of milestones, and specifications.
Featuring the sexiest supercars from the last three years, Top Gear Supercars will be an essential purchase for the TV show's core audience of dedicated car enthusiasts, featuring V8 engines, 1,000 break horsepower, plenty of torque and more. Full of expert analysis, battles between the big-gun showstopping cars from the last three years and witty, informed input in true Top Gear style, Supercars will also be packed full of glossy supercar portraits, making it as stunning to look at as it is to read. With contributions from Clarkson, Hammond, May and some hair-raising test drives by the Stig, this is motoring heaven that's perfect for informed car fans and everyone who's ever dreamed of sitting at the wheel of their own Lamborghini.
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.
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.
The Little Book of Fast Cars is a compilation of some of the fastest road cars ever to have been built. A short biography for each model is included along with 'Top Trumps' style performance figures for each car, packed with stunning photographs. This book contains profiles of some of the most loved and admired sports cars in the world and will make a perfect gift or self purchase.
With supercharged supercars, roadster rockets and futuristic freaks, Gear for the ride of your life, through awesome Audis and ferocious Ferraris, to the utterly crazy Koenigsegg CCX and the insanely fast Pagani Zonda F Roadster. With facts and stats on all your favourite fastest cars, this book is packed with POWER! Top's 100 Fastest Cars will leave you gasping for breath! Strap yourself in
The allure of beautiful and rare cars is timeless, since the dawn of the automotive age people have aspired to own and drive the fastest, the coolest, and the most expensive cars. Million Dollar Classics-The World's Most Expensive Cars is a lavish photographic collection of some of the most sought after models that have been made available for auction in recent years. All of the cars featured in this elegant book attained auction prices upwards of $1,000,000, making them the most desired cars in the world, as well as the most expensive. Captured on camera by specialist automobile photographer Simon Clay, the stunning images in this book are accompanied by an informative text that gives the reader the specs, history and other fascinating details of these dream vehicles. This book is perfect for any automobile lover, or collector and includes vehicles created by Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati, and Aston Martin.
For 40 years, Lamborghini has been one of the world's most flamboyant and exotic car marques. Written by a long-term Lamborghini insider, the book tells, for the first time, the real story of the men who kept the Italian company alive, making cars bought by wealthy business executives, show business celebrities, and sports stars. Custodians of Lamborghini have included Chrysler and businessmen in Switzerland and Asia. Now Lamborghini sits alongside Bugatti at Audi, part of the Volkswagen Group. Previous Lamborghini books have been little more than collections of pictures of the cars and technical descriptions, but this one describes the character of the men whose passion for Lamborghini kept the company alive. The book is published in 2004 as the all-new Lamborghini Gallardo goes on sale, 41 years after the original 350GTV burst onto the scene at the Turin auto show.
"One must first imagine a car," stated Enzo Ferrari. Nobody creates pictures worthy of the Commendatore's imagination quite like Gunther Raupp. Not just a random flood of images, this internationally renowned automotive photographer's artworks capture the seductive essence of these status symbols from Maranello-- maintaining the legendary Ferrari luster. Since 1984, Raupp has been the exclusive photographer for its official calendars-- now collectible cult objects. Recently, a major exhibition in the World Cultural Heritage Site of the Volklingen Ironworks was dedicated to his photographs, their almost surreal effects and striking use of backlighting. In 2008 teNeues published Raupp's successful Ferrari, 25 Years of Calendar Images. With The Ferrari Book Gunther Raupp adds an exciting, exclusive collector's item to our line of high quality car books. English/German/Italian/French/Chinese edition.
They're incredibly fast, they're incredibly beautiful, and they turn heads and set speed records with every incarnation. Velocity: Supercar Revolution is the first complete history of the supercar and tells the story behind the most desirable cars in the world. With stunning photographs, detailed text, and a host of commentaries from Jay Leno and other collectors, famed automotive photographer John Lamm provides an in-depth historical, cultural, and technological account of these amazing machines. Organized by decade and by top speed, the book details these luxurious cars over the past 40 years as they reached speeds of 170, 180, 190, and finally 200-plus miles per hour, the informal mark of today's supercar. Velocity: Supercar Revolution charts the evolution of the battle for engine supremacy and performance among the world's leading marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche, Aston Martin, Ford GT, among others. The book profiles the designers and engineers who developed these cars, and includes interviews with the racers and celebrities who drive them, and of course, fabulous photographs of the supercars themselves. Included in the book are several hilarious and informative commentaries by Jay Leno, the host of The Tonight Show and one of the best-known automotive collectors and enthusiasts in the world, telling stories and opinions on these cars (many of which he owns). Velocity: Supercar Revolution conveys as never before the power of automotive aesthetics and performance pushed to their absolute limits. It is a benchmark in automotive publishing and destined to become a classic history of these incredible marques.
A globe-spanning tour of the very pinnacle of automotive design from the experts at Top Gear, including 3D photography (and the requisite snazzy specs) Whether it’s through raw power, elegant curves, or just an eye-watering price tag, there are a small number of cars that mark the pinnacle of automotive design—and now the experts at Top Gear have chosen the very best of them. This book is a celebration of the cars that achieve that perfect blend of art and engineering. From the supercar muscle of the Porsche 918 and Ferrari LaFerrari to the technological prowess of the Nissan DeltaWing and the mighty McLaren P1, stunning visuals, including jaw-dropping 3D photography, take gearheads on a whistlestop tour of the latest and greatest automotive creations on the planet today.
A colorful, fearless portrait of the larger-than-life first family of NASCAR, the Earnhardts, and the rise of the world’s fastest stock car racing organization. More than sixty years ago, Ralph Earnhardt toiled in a cotton mill in his native North Carolina to support his growing family. Weekends he could be found going pedal to the metal at the dirt tracks, taking on the competition in the early days of box car racing and becoming one of the best short-track drivers in the state. His son, Dale Earnhardt Sr., would become one of the greatest drivers of all time, and his grandson Dale Jr, would become NASCAR’s most popular driver of the 2000s. From a simple backyard garage, the Earnhardts reached the highest echelons of professional stock car racing and became the stuff of myth for fans. Earnhardt Nation is the story of this car racing dynasty and the business that would make them rich and famous—and nearly tear them apart. Covering all the white-knuckle races, including the final lap at the Daytona 500 that claimed the life of the Intimidator, Earnhardt Nation goes deep into the fast-paced world of NASCAR, its royal family’s obsession with speed, and their struggle with celebrity. Jay Busbee takes us deep inside the lives of these men and women who shaped NASCAR. He delves into their personal and professional lives, from failed marriages to rivalries large and small to complex and competitive father-son relationships that have reverberated through generations, and explores the legacy the Earnhardts struggle to uphold.
Hey, Boys! Want to have some fun? Maybe learn how to land an airplane in an emergency? Or fight off an alligator? Escape from being tied up? How about taking a ride on one of America's scariest roller coasters? Learn how to make fake blood or turn a real bone into a pretzel. What if you could find out how to identify some of the world's most horrifying creatures? Or learn the secret of making a blockbuster movie? What about guessing the top 11 greatest moments in sports history? Find buried treasure? And once you've found the treasure, find out just how much it would cost you to buy one of the world's most expensive cars. You'll find all this—and much more—over 250 pages of the biggest, baddest, and best information on just about everything. Plus we've placed a special, mind-bending, solve-the-code puzzle on random pages throughout the book that will lead you to a really cool solution! Now, that's fun!