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Ferrari Hypercars: The Inside Story of Maranello's Fastest, Rarest Road Cars

Goodfellow, Winston

Published by Motorbooks
ISBN 10: 0760346089 / ISBN 13: 9780760346082
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Title: Ferrari Hypercars: The Inside Story of ...

Publisher: Motorbooks

Binding: Hardcover

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Num Pages: 240 pages, 250 color & 50 b/w photos. BIC Classification: WGCB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 258 x 313 x 25. Weight in Grams: 1872. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780760346082

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This landmark book is the result of numerous interviews with many of the greatest names in Ferrari history over a number of decades, and is loaded with stories and photos never before seen in print. While most everyone thinks the Ferrari supercar/hypercar began with the 288 GTO, the first such model was the mighty 375 MM in the 1950s. Atmospheric art and flowing insightful text brilliantly weave through the subsequent decades, taking the reader behind the scenes into the factory, design studios, auto shows, and on to the road and track, all the way up to today's mind-boggling $1.5 million 950 horsepower LaFerrari.

Meet the men behind the cars, and what they saw behind closed doors. Find out how a chance encounter with a BMW 3 Series and not Group B was the real flashpoint for the birth of the 288 GTO, Sergio Pininfarina's remark that caused the Enzo's radical shape to become the final design, why 1966's radical 365 P was fitted with central steering decades before McLaren's F1, the role Porsche's 959 had in the creation of the F40, first hand insights on the early (and trying) years of the Sergio Pininfarina-Enzo Ferrari relationship, and much more.

Richly illustrated on lustrous glossy paper with evocative period imagery and stunning contemporary photography of the cars, the factory, design studios and the creators, this book is part art, part thriller, and all history. This insightful, approachable treatise will appeal to every auto enthusiast and Ferrari fan.

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The only full history behind all of Ferrari's most outrageous performance cars. For over 60 years, Ferrari has produced cars that fire the imaginations of car lovers worldwide. Embodying the perfect combination of beauty, performance, exclusivity, and Italian flair, its vehicles have made it the world's most iconic carmaker. Though Ferrari has always produced road cars, the company has first and foremost focused on competition models, such as the handful of cars built in low-number serial production that campaigned on race courses the world over in the 1950s and 60s. In Ferrari Hypercars: The Story of Maranello's Fastest, Rarest Road Cars, author Winston Goodfellow profiles some of Ferrari's top creations--vehicles so startling in their performance capabilities that they surpass modern terms and attain the status of "hypercar." This book begins by reaching back to the 1950s to establish the lineage of hypercars and goes on to showcase the best known examples since the 288 GTO, including the F40, F50, Enzo, and all-new la Ferrari. These cars were collector vehicles from the moment they rolled off the production line, though that was never the reason for their creation; they were made to be driven. A necessary read for any racing fan, Ferrari Hypercars exhaustively traces the history of the company's competition vehicles and establishes its status as a symbol for speed, luxury, and wealth.

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