In 1964, one automobile shook the collective foundations of automotive design and motorsport competition. Ferrari 275 GTB follows the restoration process of this rare gem with in-depth illustrations as the famous car finds new life under cra'smen’s expert hands. Produced only between 1964-68, the model redefined workmanship and established itself in a class all its own; Enzo Ferrari’s persuasion even led to its becoming a legendary sports car. Ferrari 275 GTB is a breathtakingly illustrated tribute to one of the greatest feats of artistry the automotive industry has ever known.
For nearly 60 years, Ferrari has built the sports cars which fire enthusiasts' dreams. This book catalogs the Maranello factory's output: more than 180 designs are illustrated with both artworks and photographs. Organized in chronological order and subdivided into touring, sport cars, and Formula One single-seaters, each design has its own technical specification and a text that details the principle engineering and sports successes. The work is complemented by a listing detailing all the key victories in more than 50 years of racing.--From publisher description.
Author: Ian Norris
Publisher: Automobile Year
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Automobile racing
Published for more than 50 years, this annual covers the year's main motoring events, from Formula One to the latest styling studies and concept cars, and takes an overview of the period it has chronicled. Famous photographers look back and select their favourite images from more than five decades of racing.
Ferrari 308, 328 and 348 traces the complete story of the four models of Ferrari's V8-powered sports cars between 1973 and 1995 - the cars that broke Ferrari out of the V6 and V12 moulds, with the V8 becoming Ferrari's most popular engine choice in the final decade of the twentieth century. The book covers the history and development of Ferrari's new V8 engine, and the 308's daunting role as successor to the popular Dino. There are specification tables and production figures for the model variants, along with details of concept cars and other related models, and a review of competition exploits. The book also considers the cars' current position in the classic car market and offers insight into the rewarding ownership experience each of the models now represents.The book covers: design processes and styling by Bertone and Pininfarina; concept cars and rivals; the cars in competition; owning and running the cars today. With a guide through the entire lifespan of these exciting V8-powered sports cars and superbly illustrated with 295 colour photographs, this is essential reading for the Ferrari aficionado.