Endurance WEC

Dalle Gruppo C ai prototipi ibridi/ From Group C to Hybrid prototypes

Endurance WEC Dalle Gruppo C ai prototipi ibridi/ From Group C to Hybrid prototypes
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Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9788879118125
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Endurance WEC is a unique work revealing to readers for the first time the aerodynamic evolution of the sports prototypes of the latest “Golden Age of Endurance Racing”, those with hybrid power plants. A painstaking exploration of the world of the enthralling sports prototypes, it explores the cars developed from the Group C period – in the first half of the Eighties – through to the protagonists of the current WEC and ELMS championships.

Hundreds of colour drawings document the technical evolution of the covered wheel racing cars of the past 40 years. Cars of extraordinary appeal such as the Porsche 956s, the XJ series Jaguars, the Series C Mercedes, the Peugeot 905, through to the more recent Audis, great dominators of Le Mans in the 2000s, the Toyotas and the Porsches. All this is presented in a technical overview introduced by historical-regulatory contextualisation, indispensable for an understanding of a world that, in recent years, has featured even greater technical evolution and sporting excitement than Formula 1.
 

The author

A graduate in mechanical engineering, Riccardo Romanelli has always been a motorsport enthusiast and works in the sector as a designer and expert in sensors for dynamic and performance analysis.

Antonio Pannullo, an advertising designer and sports prototype enthusiast, has specialized in technical drawings. He has contributed to numerous prestigious motorsposrt periodicals.

Marco Zanello has been a motorsport enthusiasts since childhood. A journalist, he  has contributed to Italian and international periodicals including Autosprint and Historic Motor Racing News.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9788879118125
Illustrations: color & b-w photos
Size: 9.44 in x 10.62 in / 239.78 mm x 269.75 mm
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