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Supercars: The World's Top Performance Machines e-book

Author:

Richard Gunn

Language:

English

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1469 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Chartwell Books (2004)

ISBN:

0439717124

Supercars: The World's Top Performance Machines e-book

by Richard Gunn


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Home Richard Gunn Supercars: The World's Top Performance Machines. Specification tables for each car provide details of top speed, engine type, weight, power, and transmission. Supercars: The World's Top Performance Machines. ISBN 10: 0439717124, ISBN 13: 9780439717120. Published by Chartwell Books, 2004. Condition: Good Hardcover. From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, . Includes in-depth descriptions of each car's development and history.

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Producing videos for automotive enthusiasts, Donut Media recently released their Top 10 Supercars from the 80s video. You’ll find the familiar names that everyone will recognize as supercars in this video. As you might expect, this video shows their top 10 picks when it comes to horsepower, speed, and performance-no easy feat when you’re picking from the decade known for taking things to the extreme. Porsche and Lamborghini are both listed. Ferrari made it into the top 10 twice

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*Features 75 individual supercars, each one illustrated with fully-annotated, colorful three-view photographs. *Specification tables for each car provide details of top speed, engine type, weight, power, and transmission. *Includes in-depth descriptions of each car's development and history.
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Awesome little book for my seven year old Top Gear super car fanatic. Great photos and solid detail. As he grows up so will his love of this book.
Paster
This is my first review on amazon, and I didn't even buy the book here.

That being said, The title of the book leaves much to be desired.

Already in the introduction theres trouble ahead. It starts with "Here is a surprising fact to start off with: the word 'supercar' does not appear in most dictionaries. And although the term has been in common use for decades now, it's still hard to pin down".

It seems the author takes these words to heart, and lowers the standards for what a supercar even means.

The book hardly contains any car produced after 1995, and thats a bit outdated for a book from 2004.

First off, for me to consider a car to be a 'supercar' it has to either have a rear/midship engine, 2 seats, and if the engine is mounted in the front the car needs to be extreme, and also for the most part be a car that you dream of owning.

After buying the book and reading the introduction, I must say the title of the book is the most misleading part, and skimming through it doesn't make you realize that it's not worth the money.

To get more into things i find wrong with this book.

Starting with the Ferrari's in this book. There's the 250GT Lusso, Superamerica, Daytona, Dino, 308, Mondial, Testarossa, F40, 456GT, 355, 550 Maranello, and 360 Modena. Why has the author left out the 250GTO and 250LeMans, two classics and put in the GT. The Mondial's 2+2 seating is quoted as 'practical' and I would argue that the 456GT is the most family friendly car Ferrari has ever made. And to leave out The F50 should be a crime.

Then we get to Chevrolet Corvette. The book only mentions the first (C1) corvette, and doesn't even mention anything about Z0x race-bred series, the true Vette supercar. Ending the story about Corvette as a supercar in 1962 is not acceptable!

Also, it mentions Ford Thunderbird as its main competition, but it doesn't even have the T-bird in the book.

The only Japanese car in the book is the Honda NSX, which is a true supercar, only to exclude the Toyota Supra, The Nissan Skyline, Nissan R390, Nissan 300ZX and maybe even the Mazda RX7, all cars that has shown high potential..

Also the only car in the book that isn't "factory clean" is the Porsche 911 Ruf. No mention of any AMG/Brabus tuned Mercedes, Alpina/SMG tuned BMW or any other for that matter.

The only Lotus in the book, is the Esprit V8. But to leave out the Elise..

Theres about 10 Prewar (ww2) cars in the book, I fail to see any of the qualify as any more then a production "racing" vehicle.

The Only Mercedes in the book is the 300SL, so the CLK-GTR (pure-bred supercar in my mind) doesn't even exist?

And Ford's only contribution to the supercar world is the Shelby Mustang GT500 and the RS200. The GT40 apparently isn't super enough?

To conclude, this is a book about sport compacts and some supercars.

There are still allot of cars in the book that actually may belong in the book, but most of them have little, uninteresting or even wrong information. The book feels outdated. If it had been released in 96, I might have accepted the book as-is.

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