This lavishly produced book provides a completely unique photographic insight into the design and interior components of 15 landmark Ferrari road-car engines, documenting the 'inside view' of the engines – each one a mechanical work of art.
Ferrari is renowned as an engine builder and 15 of its greatest engines, from the early 1950s Gioacchino Colombo-designed V12, through V6s, both normally aspirated and turbocharged V8s and boxer 12s, to the latest 6.3-litre V12 are documented in detail, with a chapter, and around 20 photographs for each engine.
Coverage includes images of the complete, built engine from various angles, and views of the various castings and significant internal components, before taking a brief look at the car in which the engine is fitted.
This manual takes in in-depth look at the design, engineering, operation and restoration of the Type 35, and details the story of the cars, the variants produced and the anatomy of the car, with input from engineers, owners and drivers involved with the cars today. A fascinating insight into a car that still wins historic races more than 90 years on from its grand prix debut.
The Jaguar XJR-9LM is renowned as the 1988 Le Mans winner. It was the first Jaguar to win the world’s most prestigious endurance race since 1957, and an estimated 50,000 British spectators were there to cheer the Tom Walkinshaw Racing Jaguar team in its hour of glory.
This manual covers the entire nine-year history of the XJR Jaguars, both in the World Championship and IMSA racing, and includes brief details of the V6 turbo and 3.5-litre V8 cars. The engaging text includes interviews with drivers Derek Warwick, Martin Brundle, Andy Wallace, Jan Lammers and Win Percy, plus engineers Tony Southgate, Allan Scott and Alastair Macqueen, while former Jaguar Cars boss, Sir John Egan, provides a foreword.
The McLaren MP4/4 is the iconic Honda V6 turbo-powered F1 car built by McLaren for the 1988 grand prix season, driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Remarkably, the car won all but one race during the year, and took McLaren’s new recruit Senna to his first World Championship after a season-long battle with team-mate Prost. McLaren achieved an astonishing ten 1–2 finishes with the car, and suffered only two car-related retirements during the season.
The MP4/4 is still statistically the most dominant F1 car ever built, taking pole position and victory in all but one of the 1988 season’s 16 races, Senna taking 13 pole positions, and eight wins, with two poles and seven wins for Prost.
Officially licensed from McLaren, and produced with their full cooperation and unique access to a race-winning MP4/4 chassis, this manual provided a unique insight into the design, engineering and operation of one of F1’s most iconic cars, featuring input from the designers, engineers and drivers involved.
The complete Beetle story from Nazi origins to Mexican swansong, lavishly illustrated with a wealth of archive and studio imagery.
Written by an enthusiast, offering a lively yet authoritative style.A wealth of archive imagery including rarely seen pictures of the Beetle across the decades.
This Manual concentrates on the competition history and anatomy of the Group A rally Imprezas which competed between 1993 and 1996, with insight from drivers and co-drivers, and looks at what is involved in running a Group A Impreza today.