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Legendary Car Engines: Inner Secrets of the World's 20 Best

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This book examines the 20 best road-car engines ever: the most tuneful, the most beautiful, the most significant, the most highly-prized. A car?s engine is its heart and its soul. It gives a car its voice and its muscle. Some engines do this so well they seem like living things. But which are they? The words reveal who designed them, and the how, when, and why, while Tim Andrews? fabulous photography captures the familiar face and the hidden depths.

Discover the engine?s design features, and why they matter. Find out which is the world?s most prolific engine, which began as a fire-pump, and which has components that are reversible. Discover things you never knew about engine technology. John Simister gets to the heart of these celebrated power plants and describes them as he might describe old friends. Only the master of his subject could handle so complex a subject with so light a touch.

  • Guaranteed to spark debate among enthusiasts
  • Written by a car engine lover with a gift for words
  • Full of technical surprises, explained with clarity
  • Photographs that make the engines come alive
  • From the highly successful series featured in Classic Car magazine

Synopsis:

- Guaranteed to spark debate among enthusiasts- Written by a car engine lover with a gift for words- Full of technical surprises, explained with clarity- Photographs that make the engines come alive- From the highly successful series featured in Classic Car magazine

Synopsis:

This book defines the 20 best road-car engines there have ever been: the most tuneful, the most beautiful, the most significant, the most highly-prized.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760319413
Subtitle:
Inner Secrets of
Author:
Andrew, Tim
Author:
Simister, John
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Subject:
Automotive - General
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20040430
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10.5 x 0.75 in 2.5 lb

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Science and Mathematics » Energy » Engines
Transportation » Automotive » Pictorial

Legendary Car Engines: Inner Secrets of the World's 20 Best
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- Guaranteed to spark debate among enthusiasts- Written by a car engine lover with a gift for words- Full of technical surprises, explained with clarity- Photographs that make the engines come alive- From the highly successful series featured in Classic Car magazine
"Synopsis" by , This book defines the 20 best road-car engines there have ever been: the most tuneful, the most beautiful, the most significant, the most highly-prized.
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