A-Z OF 21ST CENTURY CARS
The first years of the twenty-first century brought many changes and challenges for the automobile industry, from the development of environmentally responsible vehicles to the consolidation of numerous small companies as part of major manufacturing groups. Written by auto expert Tony Lewin and featuring over 1500 stunning photographs, this superb encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide available to the international automobile industry of the last decade. The book explores some 150 of the most significant models, highlighting their performance, stylistic features and innovations. In addition, the guide includes entries on manufacturers around the world, covering many more production and concept cars past and present, as well as entries on the industry's most influential designers. Informative profiles are enhanced throughout by technical specifications, company histories, chronologies of principal models and designer biographies. The result is an essential source of reference that no one interested in motoring can afford to be without.
'a heavyweight, full colour encyclopaedia featuring 1,500 illustrations on 540 beautifully written pages - this glorious book for life - ' -- THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Absolutely cram-packed with information about the car world during the first decade or so of the new millennium' 'From the Fiat 500 to Franco Sbarro, you'll find them all here, and it's all presented in a handy colour-coded format, to make what you're looking for easy to find.' -- EVO MAGAZINE 'I defy any car enthusiast to pick up this glorious book without losing half a day idly flicking through it - this encyclopaedia of modern motors is accessible, a great read and a perfect Christmas stocking filler.' -- THE DAILY MAIL 'A-Z of 21st Century Cars is a book that doesn't belong on your bookshelf. It is a book that belongs on your desk or bedside table - It is simply a great compendium of contemporary car design - Lewin, automotive journalist and co-author of How To Design Cars Like a Pro, is a knowledgeable and refreshingly opinionated guide - ' -- AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION REVIEW