Legendary Cars

Legendary Cars

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Over 400 dazzling color photographs and an entertaining narrative tell the tale of our love affair with cars-from the earliest Tin Lizzies to such automotive achievements as the Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Lincoln Continental, Ferrari, Jaguar, Corvette, and Pontiac GTO. Famous car photographers capture the elegance and excitement of each vehicle, while the stories behind the cars let us relive the adventures of designing and driving these marvels. Together they make an exciting history of the technological trends and designs that led to today's indispensable, stylish, and efficient automobile.The story concentrates on the most important car models produced in terms of social, aesthetic, and technological advances. From dream cars to road cars, this book captures the most stirring blends of technology, art, and beauty. Filled with a sense of adventure, it takes us on a fun spin through popular culture and into the future of automobiles.At the time, seemingly nobody expected Chrysler to ever put such a car into production, but a Viper prototype served as the pace ... Series production began later that year with the official unveiling at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show. ... then part of the Chrysler group - through a six-speed Borg-Warner manual transmission to rear wheels that were 13 inches (33 ... The Viper sprinted from a standing start to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds and could complete the drag racinganbsp;...

Title:Legendary Cars
Author:Larry Edsall
Publisher:White Star - 2005-09-27


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