"What powers the greatest cars in the world? How did we get from the crude mechanics of yesteryear to the high-tech, computer-aided designs we see today? Which cars broke the mold? This is the definitive story of the science behind the cars of our dreams. Featuring in-depth interviews with the top names in the supercar and racing industries, The Science of Supercars unravels the mysteries and mechanics of the cars that changed the automotive world forever."--
Includes index., "First published by Mitchell Beazley, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd"--Title page verso., and "A Firefly book."--Title page verso.
The battle for power -- Style versus substance -- Emerging technologies -- The mid-engined machine -- The science of theatre -- Getting a grip -- The complete package -- A new dawn -- Shifting gear -- The art of areo -- Hybrids: a fork in the road -- How to design a supercar -- The future.