Modern Sports Cars: Machines That Are Made To Thrill

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A shameless array of the world’s fastest and most powerful sports cars of today, Modern Sport Cars is an informative guide for any car enthusiast. These machines break the mold. Their sleek innovative designs make them a thrill to drive and a dream to own.

There are plenty of impressive drives in here to keep you entertained, from the Audi R8, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10, and 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, to the Ford Shelby GT500KR, 2007...

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Overview

A shameless array of the world’s fastest and most powerful sports cars of today, Modern Sport Cars is an informative guide for any car enthusiast. These machines break the mold. Their sleek innovative designs make them a thrill to drive and a dream to own.

There are plenty of impressive drives in here to keep you entertained, from the Audi R8, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10, and 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, to the Ford Shelby GT500KR, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR722, Porsche 911 Turbo, and the 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640. With stylish pictures of the cars on show and in action, as well as images of their beautiful interiors. Each car’s vital statistics are detailed, including information about their creation, history, and the architects who turned them into a reality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435116658
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/22/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom LaPointe has been a freelance automotive writer and photographer for several years, with work published in numerous international magazines. He spent eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Combat Correspondent, where he earned several editorial, photography, and writing awards. Passionate about cars from a young age, he spent a decade in the luxury and exotic car industry so he could be around cars and start racing. LaPointe has competed in stock cars, sports cars, and off-road competitions. He has covered numerous automotive events, including 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and has worked as pit crew for Hooters Pro Cup stock cars, and even an Indy car race.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2010

    Modern

    I mainly bought this book with my two sons in mind. They both loved it. It is a book for modern sports and luxury car lovers young and old. Top rated cars only.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2010

    Cool Cars

    Terrific pictures, great details, and wonderful highlights. Come on, if you like sports cars, how could you not at least like this book.

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  • Posted January 4, 2010

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    Great read, very informative A++++

    I was excited to read this book when I ordered it, and throughout the entire experience reading it never let me down. I was glad I ordered it from page 1! It is very informative but yet interesting at the same time, I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys sports cars or the automotive culture. It is very well laid out and reads smoothly, but at the same time sparks interest and intrigue with it's colorful wording. This book also makes a great conversation piece, as I brought it to my book club and we had a very intriguing chat about the various topics. You know, one of those conversations that keeps unfolding and getting better. It brings about debate and is a must for any book club. This book can spark interest in all readers, this one is a MUST read. You won't be able to put it down! Modern Sports Cars by Tom LaPointe is one of the best assembled sports car books of our time. Myself and my book club thoroughly enjoyed the read! A++++

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

    Abysmal

    I had the misfortune to receive this as a Christmas present. I assume it was given as either a joke or was a "must find something quick" type of gift.

    Whatever the reason, this book is alleged to present and profile the current crop of high performance sports and supercars. Unfortunately, it comes off as a pathetic and amateurishly written attempt to lure in a prepubescent male audience. I can't imagine how it could possibly appeal to anyone else.

    Getting off to an embarrassing start, things go nowhere but downhill. First up is the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, however the editors apparently couldn't find any photos of said auto (funny, but Google was able to supply a vast number) and all the pictures are of a completely different Alfa. The photo captions are hilariously inaccurate to boot, as is the case throughout the book.

    Glaring mistakes abound. For instance, I wasn't aware that the original Datsun 240Z came as standard with a "gutsy 2.4 liter inline FOUR cylinder engine". I'd always thought it had six cylinders...

    Gushingly inaccurate descriptions are the norm here and often the featured car is breathlessly described as easily trouncing its competition. How is that possible when many of them compete with one another?

    Unintentionally funny copy can be found wherever one looks including such groaners as "When you're travelling this fast, you need other road users to notice you." I assume that would include the Carabinieri as well?

    Typical of the genre, it's as timely as yesterday's news, and not even worth the $9.98 asking price. The pulp used to produce this abomination could have been put to better use as bath tissue. I trust both will eventually find themselves in a similar location.

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