Speed Read Supercar

The History, Technology and Design Behind the World's Most Exciting Cars

Basem Wasef
AUD $24.99

Curious about supercars? Speed Read: Supercars is the guide you've been looking for to 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, Lotus all accepted the challenge, and over the following 5 decades numerous others stepped up as well; 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, incredible handling, delicious-looking land missiles available to anyone with several hundred thousand dollars to spare.

Super cars are a complex subject and one in which nearly all car enthusiasts people have an interest. Every part of a super car represents myriad decisions informed by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion. Speed Read: Supercars helps the you understand the how's and whys of these fantastic cars offering an engaging review of history, engineering, design, key concepts, and key people.

Author bio:

Basem Wasef's fascination with all things automotive spans back to his childhood in London, where he was known to sing Happy Birthday to his extensive collection of Matchbox cars. Though his enthusiasm has taken him from the Arctic Circle to Modena in pursuit of extraordinary and exotic vehicles, he can't imagine living anywhere but car-crazed Los Angeles.

Category: Lifestyle
ISBN: 9780760362914
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Motorbooks
Series: Speed Read
Pub Date: September 2018
Page Extent: 160
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 99
Subject: Lifestyle & personal style guides