For Art of the Super Car, renowned automotive photographer James Mann brings 20 of the world’s most beautiful and desirable super cars into the studio. Removed from their ordinary environment and shot on black backgrounds, the photographer’s lens reveals not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also the inherent beauty in their form and details.
Classic and new models from the world’s most famous marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati, Aston Martin, and others will be featured.
With historical and technical profiles by Stuart Codling and commentary by leading automotive designers, Art of the Super Car is a must-have for any automotive enthusiast’s library.
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These full price copies are signed by James Mann. Reviews “If supercars are your thing, it doesn’t get much better than this.” –EVO, 1st February 2012 “Superb studio pics and crisp, informative text make this a must-read for super car alficianados. –Autosport, 19th January 2012 “this must-have book boasts superb photography and a commentary from McLaren designer Frank Stephenson.” –Daily Express, 21st January 2012 4/5 Delicious images and an engaging style –Top Marques, April 2012
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!
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