Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years

Autor: Stuart Codling
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627887016
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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!

Lamborghini

Autor: David Jolliffe
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760319456
File Size: 72,28 MB
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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.

The Book Of The Lamborghini Urraco

Autor: Arnstein Landsem
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842863
File Size: 79,22 MB
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This book tells the amazing story of the Lamborghini Urraco. It describes the problems that beset this little supercar, and why it never got the chance it truly deserved. After its demise, the Urraco lived on in the form of the Silhouette and the Jalpa, and both these models are also covered in detail in the pages of this book. The unique Bravo and Athon concept cars are also described. Featuring detailed advice for potential buyers, as well as over 300 photos and illustrations, this is a fascinating and practical account of a future supercar classic.

Lamborghini Model By Model

Autor: Peter Collins
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847979386
File Size: 46,28 MB
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A beautifully illustrated guide that takes the reader through each Lamborghini production model and some of the most significant concept cars. It presents a thorough base for anyone who wishes to understand more about the history and depth of the company, and how the model line developed and evolved. There are specification sheets for each model and the history and development of the company is covered, from Ferruccio Lamborghini's origins in manufacturing tractors, to producing some of the best known and technologically innovative supercars today. Beautifully illustrated with 200 colour photographs.

Ferrari 70 Years

Autor: Dennis Adler
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760353069
File Size: 22,24 MB
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For 70 years, Ferrari has produced automotive works of art to fire the imaginations of car lovers worldwide. A stellar combination of beauty, performance, racing success, exclusivity and Italian flair have combined to make Ferrari the world's most iconic carmaker. All these traits coalesce in the form of Ferrari's road cars. From the 125S in 1947, to the versatile 340 in the 1950s, to the stunning 250s and 275s of the 1960s, to the Daytona, to the shocking F40, to the modern era's outrageous hypercars the Enzo and LaFerrari, no other sports car manufacturer has so consistently set the bar for style and performance. It's a near unbroken 70-year run of hits. Ferrari 70 Years lifts the hood on Ferrari's sports car history beginning in 1947, but also touches on Enzo Ferrari's early career with Alfa-Romeo before he launched his iconic company. Author Dennis Adler offers Ferrari owners and fans an engaging and comprehensive history of Maranello's extensive sports car range. Adler's detailed text is accompanied by his gorgeous photography and supplemented by fascinating images from Ferrari's historic archive. There is simply no better way to celebrate Ferrari's fantastic history.

Lamborghini Miura

Autor: Peter Coltrin
Publisher: Mercian Manuals Limited
ISBN: 9781903088036
File Size: 16,53 MB
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An analysis of Lamborghini's first sensational V12 supercar.

Bugatti Veyron

Autor: Martin Roach
Publisher: Preface Publishing
ISBN: 9781848093669
File Size: 52,10 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.

Ferrari Hypercars

Autor: Winston Goodfellow
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760346089
File Size: 46,63 MB
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"An illustrated history of the people, the companies, and the engineering behind the development of the Ferrari hypercars, beginning with Enzo Ferrari's earliest designs and ending with 2013's LaFerrari"--Provided by publisher.