The Definitive Visual History Of The Automobile
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The Definitive Visual History Of The Automobile
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This is the definitive visual history of the automobile with over 2,000 images and text that chronicle the rise of the "horseless carriage" to its evolution into a supercharged turbo car.

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This is the definitive visual history of the automobile with over 2,000 images and text that chronicle the rise of the "horseless carriage" to its evolution into a supercharged turbo car. Organized by decade, the book covers over 1,200 cars, from Karl Benz's Motorwagen, a tricycle with a single cylinder engine that propelled the car up to 6 mph, to the Ferrari Enzon, a V12 supercar with a top speed of 226 MPH. The book has full-page color photographs and close-ups of distinguishing features of the most iconic cars from each era, including the 1908 Ford Model T, the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, and the Mercedes-Benz 280SL from the 1960s. Ten trailblazing engines-from the Ford Model T straight-four engine to today's hybrid motors are explored with color photographs, technical specifications, and detailed text that highlights seminal innovations. The author tells the compelling stories of the people and technology that gave rise to Rolls Royce, Jaguar, and other legendary brands. Hardcover; 360 pages.