Speed Read Supercar

Author: Basem Wasef
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760362920
File Size: 17,23 MB
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From Motorbooks' beautifully designed and illustrated Speed Read series, Speed Read Supercar guides you through every aspect of these imagination-capturing, eye-widening, land-bound speed missiles. When Lamborghini unleashed its Miura on an unsuspecting world in 1966, it set off a high-performance arms race that continues to this day. Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Porsche, and Lotus all accepted the challenge. Over the following five decades, numerous others stepped up, including stalwarts like Aston Martin, BMW, and Audi, as well as small-volume specialists such as Koenigsegg, Pagani, Noble, and Spyker. The result is a veritable smorgasbord of blazingly fast and delicious-looking land missiles available to anyone with several hundred thousand dollars to spare. Supercars are complex subjects that interest nearly everyone. Every part of a supercar represents myriad decisions informed by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion. Speed Read Supercar answers the hows and whys of these fantastic cars in sections divided by topic, offering an engaging review of history, engineering, design, key concepts, and key people. Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people in the supercar world. Sleek illustrations showcase the incredible designs. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

Speed Read Porsche 911

Author: Wayne R. Dempsey
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760363234
File Size: 78,12 MB
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This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to Porsche 911 from Motorbooks' Speed Read series explores the ins and outs of one of the world’s premier sports cars; see what makes it tick, what makes it work, and how it managed to win so many titles and championships. Author Wayne Dempsey examines the creation and design of Porsche’s rear-engined wonder, providing an inside look into every aspect of the 911. In sections divided by topic, you'll explore the evolution of the 911 from its initial design to its current form, the story of Porsche 911's racing success, tales of some of the greatest 911s ever produced, and the passionate community that has evolved around the 911 from its earliest days. Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people. Sleek illustrations brilliantly capture the 911 in its many elegant forms. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

Speed Read Tour De France

Author: John Wilcockson
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760364486
File Size: 79,23 MB
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This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to the Tour de France from Motorbooks' Speed Read series will make you an instant expert on its history, its winners and rivalries, the tactics necessary to win it, and the technology of its bicycles. Le Tour has sometimes been called “chess on wheels” because of the complicated strategies used by the race's 22 teams and 176 riders. This book—written by award-winning cycling journalist John Wilcockson, who has covered the Tour 45 times—will help you understand those tactics, along with informing you about the race’s century-plus history, its famed winners and rivalries, and the technology that has gone into creating the modern racing bicycle and determining how today’s athletes train. Among the questions answered are: Who owns the Tour? How are the course’s 21 stages selected? What are the most famous mountain climbs? How is the overall winner determined? What is a peloton, a soigneur, or an echelon? How big are the prizes? What are time bonuses? Who was the first American to compete in the Tour, and who was the first one to win it? How fast do the racers go down mountain descents? What speeds can the riders reach in sprint finishes? Why are the teams known by the names of their sponsors and not their countries? What do the riders eat, and where do they sleep every night? What are all those motorcycles doing among the cyclists? How do the organizers deal with doping scandals? And is it true that, one year, the top four finishers were all disqualified? You will find the answers to all these questions, and many more, in this informative, beautifully illustrated, fun-to-read book: Speed Read Tour de France. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to car design. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

The World S Fastest Cars

Author: Sean McCollum
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1491481773
File Size: 56,56 MB
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"In a top-ten format presents the worlds fastest cars"--Provided by publisher.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Author: Calvin Cruz
Editor: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1681030837
File Size: 51,46 MB
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Known as one of the most prestigious automobile brands, Porsche is a German classic. It has come a long way from its early designs in the 1900s to the sporty 918 Spyder. Learn all about the hybrid supercar in this high-speed read for beginner readers.

Speed Read Mustang

Author: Donald Farr
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760364427
File Size: 14,96 MB
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Motorbooks' Speed Read series celebrates every aspect of the original pony car—the Ford Mustang—from the key people like Lee Iacocca and Carroll Shelby to the racing success to the cars themselves. Get a full look at every iconic Mustang model, from the first car to bear the name that became the fastest selling car of all time, to the astounding 526-horsepower supercar Mustang produces today. In sections divided by topic, you'll explore the design and launch of the first Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair; a history of every generation of Mustang; the various body styles, options, and accessories; a review of the performance models; a profile of Carroll Shelby and the Mustangs he designed; special editions, like the Sprint, ASC/McLaren, and police pursuit vehicles; and, of course, the Mustang's racing legacy. Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people in Mustang history. Sleek illustrations showcase Mustangs in their many forms. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years

Author: Stuart Codling
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760347956
File Size: 64,54 MB
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Immerse yourself in this complete guide on Lamborghini's ultimate performance cars. Nearly 50 years ago, upstart high-end sports car manufacturer Lamborghini set the performance car world on its ear with its stunning supercar, the Miura. Wrapped in a svelte Marcello Gandini - designed body and powered by a 350-horsepower V-12, the Miura instantly made every other car look antiquated. In 1974, Lamborghini again shocked the automotive world with the mad Countach (an Italian expression one might utter at the sight of a beautiful woman), another Gandini masterpiece. Wide, low, and menacing, the original Countach completely recalibrated the supercar template. The Diablo replaced the Countach in 1990 and was the last of the Lamborghini supercars under the auspices of the "original" company. Audi acquired the company in 1997 and would bring significant German efficiency to bear, turning out supercars to a new template: the Murielago in 2001, the Gallardo in 2003, the Reventon in 2008, the Aventador in 2011, and, most recently, the appropriately named Huracan. Each one is an ultimate car. Many were collector vehicles from the moment they rolled off the production line. Beneath their stunning bodywork lie chassis and powerplants bristling with the best technology of their respective eras. Lamborghini's latest supercars zip from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds and hit top speeds in excess of 220 miles per hour. Their prices are equally staggering. Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years is devoted exclusively to all of Lamborghini's ultimate performance cars. No enthusiast of these world-class sports cars will want to miss it!

Scorching Supercars

Author: Steve Goldsworthy
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1491420146
File Size: 52,63 MB
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"Discusses supercars, including what defines a supercar, models that made their mark on the supercar world, and how manufacturers continue to bring speed and performance to the next level for these exclusive sports cars"--

Top Gear Supercars

Author: Required
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 184990054X
File Size: 14,41 MB
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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.

Autocar

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Jamie Whincup

Author: Jamie Whincup
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742691552
File Size: 30,90 MB
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A year in the life of V8 Supercar Champion Jamie Whincup, as he sets out to win his third consecutive title and overcomes the drama surrounding his controversial switch from Ford to Holden.

Bugatti

Author: Jay Schleifer
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Traces the history and popularity of the Bugatti, which has been dubbed the European king of customized cars.

Porsche 911 The Practically Free Supercar The Complete Beginner S Guide To The Smartest Route Into Porsche Ownership

Author: Robert McGowan
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781980940517
File Size: 65,46 MB
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Have you ever dreamed of owning a Porsche? This book is for you. Now you can turn your dreams into reality and experience what it feels like to own the motoring legend that is the Porsche 911. You are about to discover why you don't need to be wealthy to own and run various Porsche cars. In fact, owning your dream Porsche can be free motoring if you follow the guidance set out in this book. Inside, you will discover: How to buy and maintain the world's most iconic sportscar cheaply and to get back what you paid for it come resale; An overview of the Porsche model range including 911s, Turbos, GT2, GT3, Boxsters, Caymans, 914, 924, 944, 968 and the 928; How you can afford your dream Porsche; How to locate, buy, run and sell the right Porsche the smartest and easiest way; Which Porsche is the best value and which 911 you should buy now; Typical Porsche running costs; Which cars are affected by IMS, bore scoring and RMS issues and how to spot the tell-tale signs of problem cars; How to take precautions on potentially affected cars; Which Porsches have the best investment potential; How to master the unique driving characteristics of a classic 911 and avoid the infamous snap oversteer; Real world accounts of the author's Porsche ownership experiences with three cars including how they drive, how they were purchased, run and sold (cost breakdown included); And more! Porsche 911: The Practically Free Supercar will equip you with everything you need to know about the smart way to enter the world of Porsche. It outlines the same strategy that the author has used to make Porsche ownership a fantastic and cost-effective experience. It is a must read and great quick reference guide for anyone who has ever considered buying one of these amazing cars. Scroll to the top and pick up your copy today! You don't need a kindle device to read this book. It can be easily downloaded to your phone, Ipad, tablet, laptop, PC, mac or kindle. Related: Porsche, 911, 992, 991, 997.2, 997.1, 996, 993, 964, 3.2, SC, Targa Florio, Long Hood, Turbo, Turbos S, GT2, GT3, GT3RS, Club sport, Convertible, Speedster, Super sport, Widebody, C2, C4S, 4WD, Fuch Alloy Wheels, Buy, Spyder, 911R, GTS, Cayman, S, GT4, 987, 986, Boxster, Roadster, Soft top, 928, 968, 944, 924, 914, Carrera, Pan Americana, Race, Heritage, Rally, Speed, Bore score, Bore scope, Lokasill liners, Intermediate Shaft Bearing, Rear main seal, D chunk, Sooty tailpipes, Engineering, Oil consumption, Engine rebuild, Snap oversteer, Rear engine, mid-Engine, PDK, Tiptronic, Investing, Free motoring, Reliable, Sportscar, Depreciation, Porscha, Mezger, Ferdinand, Classic Cars, Buying guide, Buying, Selling, Maintenance, Car parts, 50th Birthday, Sports seats, Sports exhaust, Supercar, Independent garage, OPC, Dreams, Childhood, Life experience, Values, Cash, Collectable, Automotive, Transport, Technical, Professional, Vehicle pictorials,

The Reader S Digest

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Bmw M

Author: Tony Lewin
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760368480
File Size: 16,55 MB
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BMW M-Series celebrates the 50th anniversary of these legendary German performance cars, detailing both its production and motorsport stories with expert commentary and fascinating photography. BMW launched the Motorsport, or "M", division in 1972 to formally support its growing and successful racing program. Wisely, BMW leveraged that racing credibility to create limited-edition, high-performance production cars, the first being the M1 supercar of 1978. Tested and tuned at a dedicated facility located at the legendary Nürburgring, BMW's M cars are true "driver's cars" focused first and foremost on handling and performance. Still, they are docile enough when not driven aggressively to serve as comfortable high-end daily drivers. Since the late 1980s, the range of M models has broadened considerably and now includes coupes, convertibles, and sedans in M2, M3, M4, M5, and M8 flavors along with high-performance X-series M SUVs. Early M cars like the M1 and late 1980s M3 and M6 are now desirable collector cars welcomed at top collector auctions and commanding premium prices. With decades of racing and production success and, literally, no signs of slowing down, BMW's M cars hurtle full speed to their 50th anniversary in 2022. BMW M offers the history no Bimmer fan will want to be without.

Road Track

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How To Design Cars Like A Pro

Author: Tony Lewin
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760336954
File Size: 38,10 MB
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This comprehensive new edition of How to Design Cars Like a Pro provides an in-depth look at modern automotive design. Interviews with leading automobile designers from Ford, BMW, GM Jaguar, Nissan and others, analyses of past and present trends, studies of individual models and concepts, and much more combine to reveal the fascinating mix of art and science that goes into creating automobiles. This book is a must-have for professional designers, as well as for automotive enthusiasts.

The Bmw Century

Author: Tony Lewin
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760350175
File Size: 54,94 MB
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Relive the first one hundred years of Germany's best two- and four-wheeled rides. Established in 1916, BMW is one of the auto and motorcycle industry's oldest and most-respected car and motorcycle manufacturers. Over the past century, the company went through myriad developments. The BMW Century chronicles this remarkable transportation company through images of the cars and motorcycles it manufactured, from the 1923 R32 motorcycle to sleek electric cars of today. This handsome volume is filled with images, history, and in-depth looks at the incredible machines BMW created year after year. The BMW Century showcases how the company's new visionary team systematically rebuilt BMW in the post-World War II years into the spectacular success we know today - that is, a company with sales projected to be upwards of two million cars annually by 2016, led by its 3-series, the best-selling luxury-performance car in the world. BMW's motorcycle division is no less legendary. It began with the 1923 avant-garde R32, which featured a 180-degree, horizontally opposed twin, the engine configuration that would become BMW's hallmark. Along the way, BMW would use that configuration to power groundbreaking machines like the R90S, R100RS, and R80GS. Beginning in 1983, they would add three- and four-cylinder machines to their offerings, culminating in today's spectacular S1000RR sport bike. From the pre-war motorcycles to the iconic R-series twins of the 1970s and 80s to the mighty M-series cars and superbikes of today, The BMW Century offers a full review of German engineering at its finest. The book is illustrated with hundreds of historic, contemporary, and racing photographs - many sourced from BMW's archives - and detailed text relating the BMW's full history. This is the one volume no BMW aficionado can be without.