evo Magazine is excited to announce the upcoming release of the evo: Supercars book on 3rd September.
We’ve assembled the 100 greatest supercars ever built into one must-have book. From the red-blooded Ferraris of the 1960s to the technical prowess of the very latest machines, each entry is accompanied by jaw-dropping photography, key performance stats and first-hand reports from behind the wheel.
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Contributing Editor, Peter Tomalin explains, “No magazine puts its readers behind the wheel of the world’s greatest supercars quite so vividly as evo. Over the years, its road testers have driven all the greats, from Miura to McLaren P1, and now all that accumulated knowledge has been brought together in one glorious book. ‘Supercars’ is the ultimate celebration of these astonishing machines, charting their evolution from the late 1960s right up to the present day.
The toughest part was whittling all the greats down to just 100. So how did we choose the 100 cars that finally made it into the book? The easiest selections were the machines that stretched the boundaries of road car performance – Daytona, 911 Turbo, 959, F40, F1, Veyron… But almost as many were selected for their wild, concept car looks, and some for their sheer barminess. (Who couldn’t love a car with a transversely mounted 16-cylinder engine? Step forward Cizeta).
Even then, there wasn’t the space to include every variant (we’ve tended to ignore the convertible versions, for example) so as a general rule we’ve stuck to the landmark models, the ones that blew us away at the time. The ones that offered something new and moved the game on.
Today, the minimum entry requirement for the supercar club is a 200mph top speed, and hypercars like the Veyron Super Sport and Koenigsegg One:1 have added another 100mph to the Miura’s claimed (and, it has to be said, rather unlikely) 172mph maximum.
evo has also passed its own double-ton in 2014: more than 200 issues spanning some 17 years, during which time its road testers have driven every new supercar – and revisited practically all the supercar greats of the past.
This book is a distillation of all those many thousands of miles. It’s not just about the facts and figures (though you’ll find plenty of those within). It’s about the emotion and excitement, the thrill and the challenge of driving these fabulous, otherworldly machines.”
evo: Supercars (£25) will be published on 3rd September (Mitchell Beazley). You can pre-order your copy here at the special price of £19.99